Gender Feminine & Masculine
Usage Judeo-Christian Legend, English (American, Rare), Biblical, Ethiopian (Rare), English (British)
Pronounced Pron. beth-LEH-hem(Judeo-Christian Legend, Biblical English) BETH-le-hem(American English) [key]
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Meaning & History
From the two Hebrew words bayta "house" and lachem "bread". Bethlehem is the name of a Palestinian city. In the Bible, it is the place where Jesus was born.