Origin of BethlehemLate Latin (Vulg.) from Classical Greek B?thleem from Classical Hebrew (language) bet-lechem, literally , house of bread
ancient town in Judea; traditionally regarded as the birthplace of Jesus (Matt. 2:1): now a town in the West Bank: Ar. name Bayt Lahm or Beit Lahm
- A town in the West Bank south of Jerusalem. It is the traditional birthplace of Jesus.x
- A city of eastern Pennsylvania on the Lehigh River north-northwest of Philadelphia. It is an important steel-producing center and the site of Moravian College (established 1742) and Lehigh University (1865).x
From the Ancient Greek Βηθλεέμ (Bēthleem) from the Hebrew בֵּית לֶחֶם (bet léchem).
- Jovinianum, Libri II.), written at Bethlehem in 393, and without any personal acquaintance with the man assailed.
- Provence about 360, but he spent the early part of his life in the monastery of Bethlehem with his friend Germanus, and his affinities were always Eastern rather than Western.
- Bethlehem, Pennsylvania >>
- Indicates the strong claims on personal attendance exercised on each individual member by the local clan festival at Bethlehem-Judah.
- Elhanan of Bethlehem slew the giant Goliath of Gath, and David's own brother Shimei (or Shammah) overthrew a monster who could boast of twenty-four fingers and toes.