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 ◆The present-day West Bank town on the site of Bethlehem is called Bayt Lahmplay \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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Definition of Bethlehem for English Language Learners
: town in the West Bank
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