Bethlehem meaning "House of Bread" is a town of the West Bank, 5 miles south of Jerusalem and just off the main road to Hebron. It is surrounded by fertile lands, cornfields, fig and olive yards and vineyards. Bethlehem does not have a great supply with water, though for many centuries the a low level aqueduct from Solomon's Pools has been used by the inhabitants. Bethlehem was the birthplace of Jesus and the location of Herod's "massacre of the innocents".
In 2012 the Church of the Nativity, the site where Jesus was born and undoubtedly one of the most important locations on earth, was finally deemed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO a whole 36 years after World Heritage Sites began getting named.
- http://scriptures.lds.org/en/biblephotos/7 Photographs of Scriptural Sites: Bethlehem, scriptures.lds.org