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Definition of Bethlehem

Bethlehem

  1. A hospital for lunatics; -- corrupted into bedlam.
  2. In the Ethiopic church, a small building attached to a church edifice, in which the bread for the eucharist is made.

Bethlehem Quotations

Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.
Lucinda Franks

I have always identified with Joan Didion's depiction of Los Angeles and Southern California, ever since reading 'Play It As It Lays,' 'Slouching Towards Bethlehem' and 'The White Album.'
Henry Rollins

During the first 13 centuries after the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, no one thought of setting up a creche to celebrate Christmas. The pre-eminent Christian holiday was Easter, not Christmas.
Nancy Pearcey

Great things happen in small places. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Jesse Jackson was born in Greenville.
Jesse Jackson

I've left Bethlehem, and I feel free. I've left the girl I was supposed to be, and some day I'll be born.
Paula Cole
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Bethlehem Translations

bethlehem in Afrikaans is Betlehem
bethlehem in Dutch is Bethlehem