Bethlehem

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Beth·​le·​hem | \ ˈbeth-li-ˌhem, -lē-həm, -lē-əm\

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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 \ 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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