Jericho was a waterfront part of the city Oxford, Lyra's world with a marketplace and gleaming wharves. It was within walking distance of the colleges in Oxford, and it was the docking place for many gyptians during their events such as the horse fair. It was neighboured closely by Port Meadow.
Children living in Jericho and other cities nearby were referred to as "townies" by college children and gyptians.
Behind the scenesEdit
- In our world, Jericho is the name of a city in the Palestinian Territories and is located near the Jordan River in the West Bank. The city also features in the Bible, where in the Book of Joshua city fell to the Israelites in their campaign to conquer the land of Canaan, or the promised land. According to the book, the Israelite army came to the city under the leadership of Joshua, the assistant of Moses and leader of the Israelite tribes after his death, and marched around the city's walls once every day for six days with their priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant. On the seventh day they marched seven times around the walls, then seven priests blew their seven ram's horns, the Israelites raised a great shout, and the walls of the city fell. Following God's law of herem, the Israelites took no slaves or plunder but killed every man and woman, young and old, as well as the oxen, sheep and donkeys.