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Meaning of Bethlehem

Beth•le•hem

Pronunciation: (beth'li-hem", -lē-um), [key]
— n.
  1. a town in NW Jordan, near Jerusalem; occupied by Israel since 1967: birthplace of Jesus and David. 15,000.
  2. a city in E Pennsylvania. 70,419.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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