Ancient Bethlehem - Map of New Testament Israel
BETH`LE-HEM (house of bread), i. A town of Israel six
miles south of Jerusalem. Early called Ephrath and Ephrata,
Gen. 35:16-19, Josh. 15:59. Both Ephrata and Bethlehem in
Ruth and Samuel. Bethlehem-Judah in Josh, 17:7. The
birthplace of David and Christ, Matt 2:1-5 ; Luke 2:4. ii,
A town in Zebulon, Josh, 19:15.