Places of The Bible




בֵּית לֶחֶם

Beit Lechem

bayt LE-khem

Meaning of the Name Bethlehem

House of Bread

Where is Bethlehem

7 miles south of Jerusalem, in the tribal land of Judah

What does the Bible say about Bethlehem? What happened in Bethlehem?

Bethlehem is a city in the territory of the tribe of Judah. It is where Rachel was buried on the way back from Haran, and it was the hometown of King David. Most of the events in the Book of Ruth took place in Bethlehem. Today, Rachel’s Tomb on the outskirts of contemporary Bethlehem remains a popular destination for people to pour out their hearts in prayer.


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