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1. A town in the West Bank south of Jerusalem. It is the traditional birthplace of Jesus.
2. A city of eastern Pennsylvania on the Lehigh River north-northwest of Philadelphia. It is an important steel-producing center and the site of Moravian College (established 1742) and Lehigh University (1865).
(Placename) a town in the West Bank, near Jerusalem: birthplace of Jesus and early home of King David
Beth•le•hem(ˈbɛθ lɪˌhɛm, -li əm)
1. a town in NW Jordan, near Jerusalem, occupied by Israel 1967: birthplace of Jesus and David. 16,313.
2. a city in E Pennsylvania. 72,490.
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|Noun||1.||Bethlehem - a town in eastern Pennsylvania on the Lehigh River to the northwest of Philadelphia; an important center for steel production|
|2.||Bethlehem - a small town near Jerusalem on the West Bank of the Jordan River; early home of David and regarded as the place where Jesus was born|
West Bank - an area between Israel and Jordan on the west bank of the Jordan river; populated largely by Palestinians