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'''Bethlehem''' is a town 5 miles south of [[Jerusalem]], 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]]<ref>Matthew 2:1-5</ref><ref>Luke 2:4-25</ref> and [[Herod the Great|Herod]]'s "massacre of the innocents"<ref>Matthew 2:8-16</ref>.
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'''Bethlehem''' meaning "House of Bread" is a town 5 miles south of [[Jerusalem]], 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]]<ref>Matthew 2:1-5</ref><ref>Luke 2:4-25</ref> and the location of [[Herod the Great|Herod]]'s "massacre of the innocents"<ref>Matthew 2:8-16</ref>.
  
 
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Revision as of 09:05, 4 April 2008

Bethlehem meaning "House of Bread" is a town 5 miles south of Jerusalem, 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[1][2] and the location of Herod's "massacre of the innocents"[3].

References

  1. Matthew 2:1-5
  2. Luke 2:4-25
  3. Matthew 2:8-16

External Links

http://scriptures.lds.org/en/biblephotos/7 Photographs of Scriptural Sites: Bethlehem, scriptures.lds.org