[ beth-li-hem, -lee-uhm ]
/ ˈbɛθ lɪˌhɛm, -li əm /
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
/ (ˈbɛθlɪˌhɛm, -lɪəm) /
a town in the West Bank, near Jerusalem: birthplace of Jesus and early home of King David
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Cultural definitions for Bethlehem
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