beth'-le-hem-it (beth ha-lachmi):
An inhabitant of Bethlehem, a town in Judah, 5 miles South of Jerusalem. Jesse is so named in 1 Samuel 16:18; 17:58, and Elhanan in 2 Samuel 21:19. The children of Bethlehem are referred to in Ezra 2:21; Nehemiah 7:26; 1 Esdras 5:17.
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