• WordNet 3.6
    • n 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
    • n Bethlehem a town in eastern Pennsylvania on the Lehigh River to the northwest of Philadelphia; an important center for steel production
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bethlehem A hospital for lunatics; -- corrupted into bedlam.
    • Bethlehem (Arch) In the Ethiopic church, a small building attached to a church edifice, in which the bread for the eucharist is made.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Bethlehem See bedlam.
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  • Jesse Jackson
    “Great things happen in small places. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Jesse Jackson was born in Greenville.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Heb. bēth-lekhem, house of food; bēth, house + lekhem, food, lākham, to eat. Formerly the name of a hospital for the insane, in London, which had been the priory of St. Mary of Bethlehem. Cf. Bedlam


In literature:

The sequel of Bethlehem and Calvary and Olivet is the upper room and the Pentecost.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
The four caravels were full of worm-holes, and one of them had to be left behind at Bethlehem.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
There is nothing like it in human annals since the story of Bethlehem.
"Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'" by William Bradford
He was also a Governor of Bridewell and Bethlehem Hospitals.
"English Book Collectors" by William Younger Fletcher
After two years the sons died also, and their mother, Naomi, longed for her home in Bethlehem, for there was no longer a famine there.
"Child's Story of the Bible" by Mary A. Lathbury
He was directed to go to Bethlehem, and there anoint one of the sons of Jesse.
"Half Hours in Bible Lands, Volume 2" by Rev. P. C. Headley
Bethlehem, C., 3.50; C. E., 1.50.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 2, June, 1898" by Various
Cleveland, Bethlehem C. and S., 38.81; Hough Av., 23.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 3, September, 1898" by Various
The five-pointed star commonly represents the star of Bethlehem.
"The Worship of the Church" by Jacob A. Regester
The Duchess seemed especially pleased with a shell engraved with historical subjects by a Bethlehem artist.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore

In poetry:

Flower! Flower, why repine?
He chose on lowly earth,
And not in heaven where I shine,
His Bethlehem and birth.
"The Star's Song" by Abram Joseph Ryan
The star stopped over Bethlehem.
A new baby was there.
"It is King Jesus!" they cried.
They gave him wonderful gifts.
"The Wise Men Seek the King" by Doris Clore Demaree
While there in his manger cradle,
The unconscious monarch lay,
The babe of Bethlehem now born,
To have universal sway.
"The Easter Man" by Frank Barbour Coffin
"Glory be to God in Heaven,
Peace on earth, good will to men,
To the world a Savior's given,
Lo! he comes in Bethlehem.
"Peace" by Albery Allson Whitman
Ah! Bethlehem was grander
That hour than Paradise;
And the light of earth that night eclipsed
The splendors of the skies.
"A Christmas Chant" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Ring, Christmas bells! for at the sound
Sweet memories of Him abound
Who laid aside a diadem
To be the babe of Bethlehem.
"Christmas Bells" by Hattie Howard

In news:

Lehigh Valley Business, 65 E Elizabeth Avenue, Bethlehem , PA 18018 610807.9619,
Lighthouse Baptist presents ' Bethlehem Star' musical.
O n Sunday, Dec 16, at 6 pm Lighthouse Baptist Church will present " Bethlehem Star" a musical and drama.
Bethlehem Referral - n/a.
Bethlehem Scheduled To Come To Life At Bluff Avenue Baptist Church.
'Streets of Bethlehem ' comes to Salinas.
Kaleb Simpson plays Jesus on Thursday during ÒStreets of Bethlehem ,Ó an annual Christmas program at First Baptist Church of Salinas that re-creates the town of Bethlehem .
With the holiday season upon us, how would you like to travel back to ancient Bethlehem .
Christian Covenant Fellowship Church in Carterville will host "A Night in Bethlehem ".
This past weekend my wife and I and 10-year-old granddaughter attended their "Walk through Bethlehem " for the first time.
Shaker, Bethlehem among favorites in Suburban Council.
" Bethlehem Revisited," is an outdoor nativity experience featuring six scenes with living, breathing people and animals.
New Life at Former Bethlehem Steel Site.
Canadian manufacturer Welded Tube is moving to a portion of the former Bethlehem Steel site.
' Bethlehem Project' on stage Thursday through Saturday.

In science:

On the category of comodules over corings, in “Mathematics and mathematics education (Bethlehem, 2000)”, World Sci.
Galois corings from the descent theory point of view