Bethlehem

geographical name
Beth·​le·​hem | \ ˈbeth-li-ˌhem How to pronounce Bethlehem (audio) , -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 \ ˈbīt-​ˈläm How to pronounce Bethlehem (audio) \ and has a population of 30,176.

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

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“Bethlehem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bethlehem. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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