bethlehem


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.

noun

  1. a town in the West Bank, near Jerusalem: birthplace of Jesus and early home of King David

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

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

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