Bethlehem meaning

bĕthlĭ-hĕm, -lē-əm
A town in the West Bank south of Jerusalem. It is the traditional birthplace of Jesus.
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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).
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(place) Ancient town in Judea; traditionally regarded as the birthplace of Jesus (Matt. 2:1): now a town in the West Bank.
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(architecture) In the Ethiopic church, a small building attached to a church edifice, in which the bread for the Eucharist is made.

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A city in Palestine, believed to be the birthplace of Jesus.

1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version) Matthew 2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem.

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Origin of bethlehem

  • From the Ancient Greek Βηθλεέμ (Bēthleem) from the Hebrew בֵּית לֶחֶם (bet léchem).

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