Bethlehem

[ beth-li-hem, -lee-uh m ]
/ ˈbɛθ lɪˌhɛm, -li əm /

noun

a town in NW Jordan, near Jerusalem; occupied by Israel since 1967: birthplace of Jesus and David.
a city in E Pennsylvania.
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British Dictionary definitions for bethlehem

Bethlehem
/ (ˈbɛθlɪˌhɛm, -lɪəm) /

noun

a town in the West Bank, near Jerusalem: birthplace of Jesus and early home of King David
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Culture definitions for bethlehem

Bethlehem

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

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