Jesus and His disciples on the road to Emmaus
St. Luke 24:13–31 We are looking southward over a valley in which are the squalid ruins of the one-time prosperous village of Amwas (Emmans). Behind us stretches a craggy upland leading to Beth-haron, where Joshua triumphed over the Canaanites in one of the most fateful battles of history. Jerusalem is only twenty miles southeast (left).
“The square opening set around with stones is the mouth of a spring from which the village people get supplies for drinking, cooking and such little cleaning as they are disposed to do."
“Notice how carefully the women shield their faces from a stranger’s gaze—that is a principle of good manners which every Mohammedan girl is taught. Bare feet are not immodest, but the face must be shielded. Those earthen jars are of local manufacture and cost only a few cents apiece. You notice how erect and graceful is the pose of those women, even …