Bethlehem

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geographical name Beth·le·hem \ˈbeth-li-ˌhem, -lē-həm, -lē-əm\

Definition of Bethlehem

  1. 1 city of ancient Palestine in Judea southwest of Jerusalem that has traditionally been regarded as the site of the nativity of Jesus Christ The present-day West Bank town on the site of Bethlehem is called Bayt Lahm\ˈbīt-ˈläm\ play and has a population of 30,176.

  2. 2 city on the Lehigh River in eastern Pennsylvania population 74,982


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Bethlehem

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geographical name Beth·le·hem \ˈbeth-li-ˌhem, -lē-həm, -lē-əm\

Definition of Bethlehem for English Language Learners

  • : town in the West Bank


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