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  Bethlehem - Crystalinks
Bethlehem (House of Bread - House of Lahmu) is is a Palestinian city in the West Bank and a hub of Palestinian cultural and tourism industries.
In 1099, Bethlehem was captured by the Crusaders, who fortified it and built a new monastery and cloister on the north side of the Church of the Nativity.
Bethlehem, Beit Sahour and Beit Jala are currently surrounded by Israeli checkpoints and roadblocks, with the main road to Jerusalem cut off at the burder of Jerusalem's municipal area - at Rachel's Tomb.
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  Bethlehem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bethlehem is the birth-place of David, the second king of Israel, and it is also the place where he was anointed as king by Samuel (1 Sam.
In 1099, Bethlehem was captured by the Crusaders, who fortified it and built a new monastery and cloister on the north side of the Church of the Nativity.
Bethlehem, Beit Sahour and Beit Jala are currently surrounded by Israeli checkpoints and roadblocks, with the main road to Jerusalem cut off at the border of Jerusalem's municipal area [2] - at Rachel's Tomb.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bethlehem   (1574 words)

 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bethlehem is a city in Lehigh and Northampton Counties in eastern Pennsylvania, in the United States.
Bethlehem lies in the center of Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley region, a 731-square-mile area that is home to more than 650,000 people.
The Bethlehem Steel Corporation, founded in 1904, began producing the first wide-flange structural shapes to be made in America, was the first company to produce the now-ubiquitous 'I-beam', and was a major supplier of armor plate and ordnance products during World War I and World War II.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bethlehem,_Pennsylvania   (1344 words)

Bethlehem is mentioned in Jos., xix, 15, as one of the twelve cities belonging to the tribe of Zabulon.
Bethlehem, still shown to the pilgrim and venerated by Christians, Mohammedans, and Jews, is referred to again in 1 Samuel 10:2, and Matthew 2:16-18; cf.
Bethlehem only in Matthew 2 and Luke 2, whose narratives of the birth of the Savior in the city of David have rendered it most dear to Christians.
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Bethlehem that the office of Prime was instituted.
Bethlehem, in memory of the coronation of David by Samuel.
Bethlehem, Arnolfo (1099-1103), was appointed by the Crusaders.
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Bethlehem was first settled by the Canaanite tribes, naming the city Beit Lahama.
Bethlehem is the birthplace of Jesus and therefore a holy site to Christians around the world.
Bethlehem has a population of approximately 50,000 people, with the Muslims holding a slight majority.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vie/Bethlehem.html   (1673 words)

 Bethlehem travel guide - Wikitravel
Bethlehem (Arabic: بيت لحم;, Beit Lachem Hebrew: בית לחם Beit Lechem)[1] is a small city located some 10 km (6 miles) south of the Old City of Jerusalem within the West Bank territory occupied by Israel, in an "Area A" zone administered by the Palestinian Authority.
The "little town" of Bethlehem, mentioned in any number of Christmas carols, attracts pilgrims worldwide on account of its description in the New Testament (and particularly the Gospels) as the birthplace of Jesus, whom Christians believe to be Messiah and Son of God.
Bethlehem is a good base for visits to nearby Herodion, a fortress built by Herod the Great and located some 6 km to the south-east of the town.
wikitravel.org /en/Bethlehem   (1283 words)

 Bethlehem, town, West Bank - Facts from the Encyclopedia - Yahoo! Education   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bethlehem is also the trade center for surrounding farming villages and for the pastoral nomads who inhabit the area.
From 1099 to 1187, Crusaders controlled Bethlehem, and in 1571 the city was annexed by the Ottoman Empire.
In Dec., 1995, Israeli troops withdrew from Bethlehem as part of the process of establishing Palestinian self-rule in the West Bank, but the city was the scene of Palestinian-Israeli fighting in the renewed conflict that began in 2000.
messenger.yahooligans.com /reference/encyclopedia/entry?id=5397   (406 words)

 Bethlehem, Holy Land
Bethlehem means the house of bread in Aramaic and Hebrew, and the house of meat in Arabic.
Bethlehem was mentioned in the Bible several times in connection with the death of Rachel; the friendship of Ruth and Boaz; the birth and anointing of King David (pbuh) and the birth of Jesus Christ (pbuh).
Modern Bethlehem is a major tourist attraction with all the accompanying commercialism that this implies.
www.atlastours.net /holyland/bethlehem.html   (277 words)

 Bethlehem, the biblical cities (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
It is first noticed in Scripture as the place where Rachel died and was buried "by the wayside," directly to the north of the city (Gen.
16:4-13); and it was from the well of Bethlehem that three of his heroes brought water for him at the risk of their lives when he was in the cave of Adullam (2 Sam.
Afterwards Herod, "when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men," sent and slew "all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under" (Matt.
www.christiananswers.net /dictionary/bethlehem.html   (445 words)

 Bethlehem (BiblePlaces.com)
Bethlehem, Palestine (Bethlehem 2000) A brief article on the history and present condition of the city, written to commemorate the Bethlehem 2000 celebration.
Bethlehem (Bethlehem Organization) A brief article on the city which provides some statistics on the population of the modern city and its refugee camps.
Brief history of Bethlehem (Bethlehem Peace Center) An overview of the city's history from the Canaanite period to the present day with one picture of the modern city.
www.bibleplaces.com /bethlehem.htm   (822 words)

 Bethlehem Bible College - Main Page
Bethlehem Bible College seeks to train and prepare Christian servant-leaders for the churches and society within an Arab context who model Christ centeredness, Godly humility, biblical wholeness, creative mercy and justice in their jobs and ministries as life-long learners.
Bethlehem Bible College also seeks to minister to the local community through our Al Aman Counseling Center, the Shepherd Society, Bethlehem’s first public library located at the college, teaching English as a second language, our Tour Guide program and our Mass Media program.
Bethlehem Bible College is accredited by the Palestinian Ministry for Higher Education as a four-year college.
www.bethlehembiblecollege.edu   (141 words)

 Bethlehem University - The T
The town of Bethlehem, known all over the world as the place where Jesus Christ was born, is today more of a bustling tourist resort than the holy place you would expect.
Bethlehem and its satellite towns, Beit Sahour and Beit Jala have many Churches and Religious Institutions, convents, schools and hospitals.
From the west, the town of Bethlehem is bounded by the town of Beit Jala and from the east by the town of Beit Sahour.
www.bethlehem.edu /about/town_beth.shtml   (609 words)

Bethlehem [from the Hebrew, meaining "house of bread" or "house of Lahm," a goddess] is traditionally considered the birthplace of Jesus and is one of the world's great shrines.
The magnificent Basilica of the Nativity is situated on Manger Square in the south-eastern part of the Palestinian City of Bethlehem, eight kilometers south of Jerusalem.
The church was originally build in the middle of the third century A.D. by Helena mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine, it was later destroyed and rebuilt in most of its present shape by the Emperor Justinian in 529 A.D., making it one of the oldest church in existence.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/palestine/bethlehem.htm   (227 words)

 Bethlehem - Walking in Their Sandals - location profile
The town of Bethlehem is situated on a prominent limestone ridge in the Hill Country of Judah about five miles south of Jerusalem.
In the second account, Bethlehem was the home of the young concubine who was defiled and murdered by the men of Gibeah, causing a war between the tribe of Benjamin and the other tribes of Israel (Judges 19-20).
Bethlehem was David’s birthplace and home, where he tended his father’s sheep on the surrounding hills (1 Sam 17:12, 15).
www.ancientsandals.com /overviews/bethlehem.htm   (591 words)

 Bethlehem University - History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bethlehem University had its beginnings in 1972 when the Apostolic Delegate, Archbishop Pio Laghi, formed a committee of heads of schools in the West Bank and East Jerusalem to study the possibility of establishing an institution of higher learning which would offer a broad education in arts and sciences.
Bethlehem University was under a military closure order from October 1987 until October 1990.
Bethlehem University is a vibrant academic community with a unique role, promoting inter-religious and cultural understanding, international cooperation, and justice and peace.
www2.bethlehem.edu /about/history.shtml   (452 words)

 Bethlehem   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bethlehem was connected to Albany by a river road and by the Delaware Turnpike.
Bethlehem's initial 6,440 acres have been diminished by the separation of New Scotland in 1832 and the ceding of "Groesbeckville" to the city of Albany in 1874.
Bethlehem's border with Albany today is the Normanskill Creek - a long and permanent stream that winds for many miles across south-central Albany County and empties into the Hudson River after flowing around the west side of Castle Island.
www.nysm.nysed.gov /albany/na/bethlehem.html   (556 words)

 Bethlehem New Hampshire History
Bethlehem truly is the "Star of the White Mountains".
For reasons uncertain, the town came to be known as "Bethlehem" and was eventually incorporated on December 25, 1799.
In the mid-1800's Bethlehem had its own grist mill and had diversified its industry to include five large sawmills and two starch factories.
www.bethlehemwhitemtns.com /history.html   (619 words)

 Bethlehem, New Hampshire
Bethlehem was the last of the provincial land grants in the state.
Bethlehem's population increased by a total of 1,317 residents, going from 882 in 1950 to 2,199 residents in 2000.
The 2004 Census estimate for Bethlehem was 2,294 residents, which ranked 123rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
www.nhes.state.nh.us /elmi/htmlprofiles/bethlehem.html   (334 words)

 Daily Bible Study - Bethlehem
Bethlehem is located about 5 miles / 8 kilometers southwest of Jerusalem in the hill country of Judea on the way to Hebron.
Bethlehem figures in Bible History both before the Israelites entered Egypt and slavery, and after the Exodus and their return.
Bethlehem in effect became the official home-town of the line of David.
www.keyway.ca /htm2002/bethlhm.htm   (1192 words)

 WorldNetDaily: Muslim grinches steal Bethlehem Christmas
One such incident was last week's storming of Bethlehem's City Hall, across the street from the Church of the Nativity, believed to be the birthplace of Jesus, by gunmen from the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group.
A fence exists only where the Bethlehem area interfaces with Jerusalem, and only a small segment of the fence is a concrete wall, which Israel says is meant to prevent gunmen from shooting at Israeli motorists.
The Bethlehem store owner said he took comfort from the words of Pope John Paul II, who visited the city the same year as the church siege.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=48064   (1205 words)

 Bethlehem - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
BETHLEHEM [Bethlehem] [Heb.,=house of bread or house of Lahm, a goddess], Arab.
Bethlehem Steel Creates Bethlehem Commerce Center to Revitalize 1,600 Acres.
Bethlehem Steel to Sell Land to Conectiv for Power Generating Plant.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/B/BethlheWB.asp   (446 words)

 Bethlehem Lutheran Church Staff
We are really blessed at Bethlehem to have such a great staff working with us in the ministry of the church.
One highlight of every summer is his trip to Mexico with a group of Bethlehem youth where they spend a week building a house for a needy family.
When not involved in the many musical endeavors going on at Bethlehem, John lends his hand to various other projects, none the least of which is his annual trip to Nicaragua.
www.bethlehem-lutheran.net /staff.htm   (617 words)

 Bethlehem University - Alumni Association Activities   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As a result of the increasing number of immigrants from among the qualified Alumni, caused by the difficult political, social, and economic conditions, the Alumni Association established its first housing project in 1991 for 288 graduates with limited income.
Alumni Association is going on with the construction of houses, in order to ensure that Palestinians remain in Bethlehem.
The Alumni Association is supporting social and sports activities in order to strengthen relationships and corporation between graduates and Palestinian institutions in the country.
www2.bethlehem.edu /alumni/activ.shtml   (290 words)

 Christmas Places   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There was a Bethlehem in Galilee and in Judea, but Matthew makes the difference between these two by noting it as the home of David, (which would be the Judean Bethlehem).
The Church of the Milk Grotto, in Bethlehem is where traditionally Mary spilt some of her breast milk.
According to legend Mary and Joseph was hurrying to leave Bethlehem for Egypt, when she stopped to breast feed the baby Jesus and in the rush spilt some of her milk which turned the stone white.
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