History of Bethlehem, a City in Palestine

Discuss and analyze the history of Bethlehem.

Where is Bethlehem located? What is the historical and religious significance of this city? Why did Bethlehem become a place of pilgrimage? What is the current status of the city? Share the history of Bethlehem. For your answer, you can use the book “The Sacred Bridge: Carta’s Atlas of the Biblical World” by Rainey and Notley.