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Scriptsבֵּית־לֶחֶם Ancient Hebrew

Meaning & History

Means "house of bread" in Hebrew, from the roots בַּיִת (bayit) meaning "house" and לֶחֶם (lechem) meaning "bread". This is the name of a city in Palestine. It appears in the both the Old Testament and the New Testament, notably as the town where Jesus is born.
Other Languages & CulturesBayt Lahm Arabic Bethleem Biblical Greek Beit-Lechem Biblical Hebrew Bethleem Biblical Latin Belén Biblical Spanish Belén Spanish
Entry added May 31, 2018   Contribute