The region of Bethlehem is situated south to the Old City of Jerusalem. “House of meat” or “House of bread” it is a Palestinian city located in the central West Bank with a population of more than 20,000 people actually.Bethlehem is a city visited every year by many people, including all Christian tourists in Israel. The city has an intriguing history, shops and restaurants. Bethlehem first appears in the Hebrew Scriptures, and this town is known primarily as the burial place of Rachel and the home town of King David. Since the beginning of Christianity, Bethlehem is the most famous place as the birthplace of Jesus. It is a very welcoming and warm city for tourists.

Site name Old Testament Hellenistic New Testament Josephus Flavius Roman, Byzantine, Arabic Crusader Mamelukes, Turks
Beit Sahour Shepherds' Field
Carmel Monastery (St. Mariam Bawardi)
Church of the Nativity * * *
Convent of Hortus Conclusus
Herodion
Pool of Salomon
Rachel's Tomb
St. Clair Monastery

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