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Bethlehem

[beth-li-hem, -lee-uh m] /ˈbɛθ lɪˌhɛm, -li əm/
noun
1.
a town in NW Jordan, near Jerusalem; occupied by Israel since 1967: birthplace of Jesus and David.
2.
a city in E Pennsylvania.
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Bethlehem

/ˈbɛθlɪˌhɛm; -lɪəm/
noun
1.
a town in the West Bank, near Jerusalem: birthplace of Jesus and early home of King David
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Word Origin and History for Bethlehem

the name probably means "House of Lahmu and Lahamu," a pair of Mesopotamian agricultural deities.

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The village near Jerusalem where Jesus was born. (See Nativity.)

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