Bethlehem (house of bread).One of the oldest towns in Palestine, already in existence at the time of Jacob's return to the country. Matthew shows that Micah 5:2 names Bethlehem in Judah as the town in which He would be born, and that Isaiah 9:1-2 identifies Galilee as where He would launch His ministry. The Gospel of John, written approximately 15 to 20 years after that of Mark, also does not associate Jesus with Bethlehem. In one of his six letters to Pharaoh, Abdi-Heba, the Egyptian-appointed governor of Jerusalem, appeals for aid in retaking Bit-Laḫmi in the wake of disturbances by Apiru mercenaries: "Now even a town near Jerusalem, Bit-Lahmi by name, a village which once belonged to the king, has fallen to the enemy ... Let the king hear the words of your servant Abdi-Heba, and send archers to restore the imperial lands of the king!" Bethlehem Of Galilee Basic Info. Bethlehem of Galilee (Hebrew: בֵּית לֶחֶם הַגְּלִילִית ‎, Beit Lehem HaGlilit; lit. He said that Protestants were open to it, but those who are more orthodox in their beliefs, such as Catholics and the Greek and Russian Orthodox, were not willing to accept his ideas. Bethlehem, or somehow connected with it. 15 The Sea of Galilee. Getting Jesus to Bethlehem of Judea is an important part of the Christian savior’s history. Those who believe that Jesus was a descendent of the House of David tend to believe that he was born in Bethlehem of Judea, where King David had been born a thousand years earlier. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) Luke 2:4 Meaning This page was last modified on September 15, 2017, at 2:44 AM. The second census is mentioned in Acts 5:37 and probably took place between AD 6 and 7 (Josephus links this census to an uprising led by Judas of Galilee). Both Bethlehem and Jerusalem were in the Roman province of Judea, considerably to the A local Christmas tree grower, Yossi Jaeger, who buys the idea, jokingly calls it Oshri’s “conspiracy theory.”. 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Oshri, however, holds out hope. 6 Nazareth. 5 Egypt. Politically Galilee had been under separate administration from Judea during almost all its history since the tenth century B.C. But it was not all blood and gore! “Bethlehem of Galilee” was located in the region given to the tribe of Zebulun in northern Israel (see Joshua 19:15), while “Bethlehem of Judea,” where Jesus was born, was located 6 kilometers (4 miles) south of “Jerusalem” (Matthew 2:1), the largest city in Judea and the capital of Israel. 16 All Galilee. 8 The Jordan River. He even asked Nir Barkat, the mayor of Jerusalem, for funds. As of 2019 it had a population of 843. Ruth 1:2 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehem judah. 12 Samaria. Luke 3:1 Bible topic categories and verse references are from Nave's Topical Bible (1896) by Orville James Nave (1841–1917). 7 Jerusalem. © 2020 The Times of Israel , All Rights Reserved, Illustrative: A scan of a German, 19th century steel engraving of Jesus Christ (Public domain work of art), Aviram Oshri, the archaeologist who believes Jesus lived in Bethlehem of the Galilee (Courtesy Aviram Oshri), An ancient oil lamp found in Bethlehem of the Galilee that is from the time of Jesus (Courtesy Aviram Oshri), Part of the wall and ramp found during Aviram Oshri’s excavations in Bethlehem of the Galilee (Courtesy Aviram Oshri), We’re really pleased that you’ve read, Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories, Already a member? It shows what people tend to look for the most based on Google searches for each verse.[1]. Located in the Galilee near Kiryat Tivon, around 10 kilometers north-west of Nazareth and 30 kilometers east of Haifa, it falls under the jurisdiction of the Jezreel Valley Regional Council. Popularity rankings are based on search volume data from the Google AdWords Keyword Planner tool. 3 Bethlehem. The city is about sixty-five miles north of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Galilee is an open region, open to the nations, less arid, with vegetation, water…. Bethlehem of Judah is on the ridge of the Judean Hills and near the desert, thus a place of emptiness, of humility. © 2017 QuotesCosmos ● Home ● About ● Privacy ● Terms ● Principles ● Sitemap ● Contact, And I will execute great vengeance upon them, love the Lord your God with all your heart, • Jeroboam Converts It Into a Military Stronghold, 2. 13 Galilee. Does The Times of Israel give you valuable insight into Israel and the Jewish world? Quotes available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. 24 Tyre and Sidon. And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth. Free Sign Up. As false claims of a Trump victory stoke political violence, the US must launch a grand effort to rebuild a society in which disagreement is not deadly, A eulogy for lost truth within the Torah community, A flood of extreme conspiracy theories is driving painful wedges between us – we have a responsibility to speak out when we see them, WhatsApp’s new terms of service? 23 Sea of Galilee. Use this table of contents to go to any section: Use this scale to tell how popular the verses on this page are. Bethlehem of Galilee is a moshav in northern Israel. 22 Nazareth. He says the authority would allow him to excavate further if it had the money, and has tried to fundraise himself. Includes a history of the early tradition that Jesus was born in a cave. But when he produced his findings for his employer, the Israel Antiquities Authority, he found his proposal dismissed and called “worse than a joke.”, Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories In Bethlehem of the Galilee, Oshri says he has discovered stone vessels that were used by Jews during the same time period that Jesus lived. Galilee is mentioned, by name, seventy-two times in the KJV Bible.Its first mention in Scripture is in regard to God commanding the Israelites to appoint Kedesh, found within the region, as a city of refuge (Joshua 20:7).. During the time of Jesus what was called Galilee by the Romans was composed primarily of the land God had given to the Israelite tribe of Naphtali. They journey to Bethlehem in response to a census that the Roman emperor Caesar … Its earliest name was EPHRATAH, OR EPHRATH or EPHRATAH. He added in 2012: "It makes much more sense that Mary rode on a donkey, while she was at the end of the pregnancy, from Nazareth to Bethlehem of Galilee … 11 Jerusalem. 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The New Testament identifies Bethlehem as the birthplace of Jesus. 11 Jerusalem. The King James Bible text is sourced from the BibleForgeDB database (https://github.com/bibleforge) within the BibleForge project (http://bibleforge.com). https://www.timesofisrael.com/was-jesus-born-in-a-different-bethlehem BIBLE LANDS NOTES: Distances from Jerusalem 1 Distances from Jerusalem Distances from Jerusalem IN ISRAEL: Bersheba – 54 miles south Bethany – 1 e miles east Bethe l – 10 j miles north Bethlehem – 6 miles southeast Bethpage – 1 mile Caesarea – 70 miles Caesarea Philippi – 105 miles Capernaum – 85 miles Dead Sea – 14 miles east Dothan – 54 miles north Oshri can list a host of details and historical facts that throw doubt on what has long been considered the accepted version of Jesus’ birth and childhood. But Bethelehem of the Galilee and Nazareth and Tzippori are very close to each other.”. The Home in Galilee. 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Upper Galilee climbs to heights more than 3,000 feet above sea level, while Lower Galilee contains broad valleys with rich soil well-suited to agriculture and farming. “Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David.” (Luke 2:4.) 14 Nazareth. "the Galilean Bethlehem") is a moshav in northern Israel. 4 Jerusalem. Can America inoculate against the dire threat of ‘us vs. them’? The earliest reference to Bethlehem appears in the Amarna correspondence (c. 1400 BCE). In fact, it says just the opposite! And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) Luke 2:39. 10 Cana of Galilee. It is also known as “Bethlehem of Zebulun,” “Bethlehem of Galilee,” “the Galilean Bethlehem,” and “Beth Lehem Zoria.” It eventually became a Christian community, and much later became a ruined village called Beit-Lahm. A Town of Zebulun, Six Miles West of Nazareth, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Here are 78 verses related and 2 definitions to Bethlehem. See (Genesis 35:16,19; 48:7) After the conquest Bethlehem appears under its own name, BETHLEHEM-JUDAH. That’s why we come to work every day - to provide discerning readers like you with must-read coverage of Israel and the Jewish world. Located in the Galilee near Kiryat Tivon, around 10 kilometres north-west of Nazareth and 30 kilometres east of Haifa, it falls under the jurisdiction of the Jezreel Valley Regional Council. Luke says this census in the region was administered by Quirinus, the governor of Syria, who had Jurisdiction over the territory of Judea. 16 All Galilee. 21 Sea of Galilee. 4 Jerusalem. 25 Bethsaida. The Birthplace of Jesus: Bethlehem "Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem" ~ Matthew 2:1 The Bible … 7 Jerusalem. The City of Nazareth, When Jesus was born. 17 Capernaum. In another account, Joseph and Mary, who was then nine months pregnant, traveled more than 175 kilometers (68 miles) from Nazareth to Bethlehem of Judea, Joseph’s hometown, in order to be counted in a Roman census. The Galilee is Jesus’ homeplace. And a certain man of Bethlehem judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons. 14 Nazareth. Times of Israel Community — if the work we do is important to you, join us! “He said if Bethlehem of the Galilee was in Jerusalem, he could have done it,” said Oshri. Bethlehem (Catholic Encyclopedia) An encyclopedia article on the city and its history. According to the New Testament, Joseph and Mary were living in Bethlehem of Judea at the time of Jesus’ birth and later moved to Nazareth up north. Answer: At the time of Jesus, Nazareth was in the province of Galilee, in the northern part of Israel, west of the Sea of Galilee. Bethlehem was the home of an Ephraimite Levite and his concubine, and her murder sparked an intertribal war that resulted in the near destruction of the tribe of Benjamin . 21 Sea of Galilee. 8 The Jordan River. 12 Samaria. “It makes much more sense that she would have traveled seven kilometers,” the distance from Nazareth to Bethlehem of the Galilee. Says the authority would allow him to the house of King David Galilee had been under separate from! 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