Bethlehem

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

Definition of Bethlehem

1 city of ancient Palestine in Judea southwest of Jerusalem that has traditionally been regarded as the site of the nativity of Jesus Christ
Note: The present-day West Bank town on the site of Bethlehem is called Bayt Lahm play \ˈbīt-ˈläm\ and has a population of 30,176.
2 city on the Lehigh River in eastern Pennsylvania population 74,982

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