Place Name BETHLEHEM

TYPE: Settlement
OTHER SCRIPTS: בֵּית־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/CULTURES: Bayt Lahm (Arabic), Bethleem (Biblical Greek), Beit-Lechem (Biblical Hebrew), Bethleem (Biblical Latin), Belén (Biblical Spanish), Belén (Spanish)
Entry added May 31, 2018