Saturday, December 20, 2008

only 5 more sleeps!

Advent Calendar - December 20

Christmas Fact:
Both Gospel accounts of the Christmas story name the birth place of Jesus as Bethlehem. In modern Israel, Bethlehem is located about five miles south of Jerusalem. Its Hebrew meaning is “house of bread” located as it is in a fertile zone of the Judean desert.

Bethlehem was the birthplace of the King David (Old Testament), from whom Jesus is a descendant, according to the genealogy in Matthew. The Jewish prophet Micah also predicted that Messiah would be born in the town of Bethlehem.

About Bethlehem - ancient to modern times

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