Places Study on Lehem

Places Study on Lehem

Genesis 35: And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.
Genesis 48: And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when yet there was but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is Bethlehem.
Joshua 19: And Kattath, and Nahallal, and Shimron, and Idalah, and Bethlehem: twelve cities with their villages.
Judges 12: And after him Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel.
Judges 12: Then died Ibzan, and was buried at Bethlehem.
Judges 17: And there was a young man out of Bethlehemjudah of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.
Judges 17: And the man departed out of the city from Bethlehemjudah to sojourn where he could find a place: and he came to mount Ephraim to the house of Micah, as he journeyed.
Judges 17: And Micah said unto him, Whence comest thou? And he said unto him, I am a Levite of Bethlehemjudah, and I go to sojourn where I may find a place.
Judges 19: And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite sojourning on the side of mount Ephraim, who took to him a concubine out of Bethlehemjudah.
Judges 19: And his concubine played the whore against him, and went away from him unto her father's house to Bethlehemjudah, and was there four whole months.
Judges 19: And he said unto him, We are passing from Bethlehemjudah toward the side of mount Ephraim; from thence am I: and I went to Bethlehemjudah, but I am now going to the house of the LORD; and there is no man that receiveth me to house.
Ruth 1: Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.
Ruth 1: 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 Bethlehemjudah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there.
Ruth 1: So they two went until they came to Bethlehem. And it came to pass, when they were come to Bethlehem, that all the city was moved about them, and they said, Is this Naomi?
Ruth 1: So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law, with her, which returned out of the country of Moab: and they came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest.
Ruth 2: And, behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.
Ruth 4: And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders, said, We are witnesses. The LORD make the woman that is come into thine house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build the house of Israel: and do thou worthily in Ephratah, and be famous in Bethlehem:
1 Samuel 16: And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.
1 Samuel 16: And Samuel did that which the LORD spake, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, Comest thou peaceably?
1 Samuel 16: Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him.
1 Samuel 17: Now David was the son of that Ephrathite of Bethlehemjudah, whose name was Jesse; and he had eight sons: and the man went among men for an old man in the days of Saul.
1 Samuel 17: But David went and returned from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem.
1 Samuel 17: And Saul said to him, Whose son art thou, thou young man? And David answered, I am the son of thy servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.
1 Samuel 20: If thy father at all miss me, then say, David earnestly asked leave of me that he might run to Bethlehem his city: for there is a yearly sacrifice there for all the family.
1 Samuel 20: And Jonathan answered Saul, David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Bethlehem:
2 Samuel 2: And they took up Asahel, and buried him in the sepulchre of his father, which was in Bethlehem. And Joab and his men went all night, and they came to Hebron at break of day.
2 Samuel 21: And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam.
2 Samuel 23: And David was then in an hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.
2 Samuel 23: And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!
2 Samuel 23: And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the LORD.
2 Samuel 23: Asahel the brother of Joab was one of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,
1 Chronicles 2: Salma the father of Bethlehem, Hareph the father of Bethgader.
1 Chronicles 2: The sons of Salma; Bethlehem, and the Netophathites, Ataroth, the house of Joab, and half of the Manahethites, the Zorites.
1 Chronicles 4: And Penuel the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah. These are the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah, the father of Bethlehem.
1 Chronicles 4: And Jokim, and the men of Chozeba, and Joash, and Saraph, who had the dominion in Moab, and Jashubilehem. And these are ancient things.
1 Chronicles 11: And David was then in the hold, and the Philistines' garrison was then at Bethlehem.
1 Chronicles 11: And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the gate!
1 Chronicles 11: And the three brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: but David would not drink of it, but poured it out to the LORD,
1 Chronicles 11: Also the valiant men of the armies were, Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,
2 Chronicles 11: He built even Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,
Ezra 2: The children of Bethlehem, an hundred twenty and three.
Nehemiah 7: The men of Bethlehem and Netophah, an hundred fourscore and eight.
Jeremiah 41: And they departed, and dwelt in the habitation of Chimham, which is by Bethlehem, to go to enter into Egypt,
Micah 5: But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
Matthew 2: Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
Matthew 2: And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
Matthew 2: And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.
Matthew 2: And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
Matthew 2: Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.
Luke 2: 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: And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
John 7: Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?

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Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Jashubi-Lehem
("those who returned to Lahem".) A place on the W. of Judah, named among Shelah's descendants by Bathshua the Canaanitess (1 Chronicles 4:22). The Jewish doctors explained the name in this verse as "Naomi and Ruth" who returned from "Moab" to bread (lechem ) or Bethlehem; the "ancient things" or "words" answer to the book of Ruth which records concerning them.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Lehem
(leh' hehm) Place name meaning “bread” or “food.” NRSV reading (1 Chronicles 4:22 ) based on evidence from early Latin and Greek translations. The name appears in a list of members of tribe of Judah. Hebrew reads Jashubi-lehem (KJV, NAS, NIV). REB, TEV emend the text to read, “came back to” or “settled in Bethlehem.” See Jashubi-lehem.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Beth-Lehem
House of bread
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Jashubi-Lehem
JASHUBI-LEHEM . The eponym of a Judahite family ( 1 Chronicles 4:22 ). The text is manifestly corrupt.

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Lehem - Hebrew reads Jashubi-Lehem (KJV, NAS, NIV). REB, TEV emend the text to read, “came back to” or “settled in BethLehem. ” See Jashubi-Lehem
Bethlehemite - Native of Beth-Lehem
Jashubi-Lehem - JASHUBI-Lehem
Bethlehem - City of Judah, also called BETH-Lehem-JUDAH (Judges 17:7-9 ). The history of Ruth is also connected with Beth-Lehem. David was anointed in the house of Jesse the BethLehemite, so that apparently it was the place of David's birth, 1 Samuel 16:4 ; 1 Samuel 17:12,15 ; and this accounts for its being called in Luke 2:11 the 'city of David. Beth-Lehem, signifying 'house of bread,' is a very appropriate name for a place whence the Saviour should proceed as a man — He who was the living bread that came down from heaven. It is once called BETH-Lehem EPHRATAH, that is, the fruitful, for the ruler of Israel was to come from thence. ... In 1 Chronicles 2:51,54 ; 1 Chronicles 4:4 , 'father of Beth-Lehem' may signify 'prince of Beth-Lehem
Salma - Descendant of Caleb and father of Beth-Lehem (1 Chronicles 2:51 )
Jashubilehem - Hebrew text has two words which modern interpreters read in different ways: but returned to Lehem (NRSV); then settled in BethLehem (NEV)
Ephrathite - Inhabitant of Ephrath or Beth-Lehem-judah
Ephrath - The second wife of Caleb, and mother of Hur, 1 Chronicles 2:19 ; supposed by some to have given her name to the city of Ephrath or Beth-Lehem, 1 Chronicles 2:50,51 4:4 . Elimelech was an Ephrathite of BethLehem, Ruth 1:2 4:11 ; so also was David, 1 Samuel 17:12
Naomi - The wife of Elimelech the Ephrathite, of Beth-Lehem-judah, who was driven by famine into the land of Moab. Her return was a matter of surprise to the people of BethLehem, and they said, ‘Is this Naomi?’ Her answer included a double play of words on her own name, ‘Call me not Naomi (‘pleasant’), call me Mara (‘bitter’): for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me … why call ye me Naomi, seeing the Lord hath testified ( ’ânâh ) against me?’ ( Ruth 1:2-21 )
Bethlehem - It was also called Beth-Lehem Ephratah (Micah 5:2 ), Beth-Lehem-judah (1 Samuel 17:12 ), and "the city of David" (Luke 2:4 ). Here was David's birth-place, and here also, in after years, he was anointed as king by Samuel (1 Samuel 16:4-13 ); and it was from the well of BethLehem that three of his heroes brought water for him at the risk of their lives when he was in the cave of Adullam (2 Samuel 23:13-17 ). Afterwards Herod, "when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men," sent and slew "all the children that were in BethLehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under" (Matthew 2:16,18 ; Jeremiah 31:15 ). BethLehem bears the modern name of Beit-Lahm, i
Bethlehem - (Joshua 17:7) The name means, house of bread; from Beth, house; and lechem, or Lehem bread. There was another BethLehem in Zebulun, though it is but rarely spoken of in Scripture. (Joshua 19:15) But this BethLehem must be ever dear to every follower of Jesus. (Genesis 35:19-20) I would have the reader compare what Micah saith concerning this BethLehem, with an eye to Christ, and look at what Matthew hath observed also on the subject. (Micah 5:2; Matthew 2:1-6) The Holy Ghost evidently had Jesus in view in that sweet history of Ruth, when the certain man, Eli-melech, representing our whole nature, left BethLehem the land of bread, for the Moab of the world; and when with his children Mahlon and Chillon, sickness and disease overtook him and all his posterity. (Ruth 1:1) David's cry for the waters of BethLehem, (see 2 Samuel 23:15-17) hath always been considered as typical of the soul's thirst for Jesus, the bread of life
Bethlehem - Approximately five miles southwest of Jerusalem just off the major road from Jerusalem to the Negeb lies the modern Arabic village BethLehem. The popular understanding is that the name, beth Lehem, means “house of bread. ... In the Old Testament the parenthetical reference to BethLehem in Genesis 35:19 is perhaps derived from a traditional burial site for Rachel near the village. BethLehem appears in Judges 17:7-13 as the home of the Levite who became priest to Micah. The concubine of the Levite of Ephraim was from the village of BethLehem ( Judges 19:1 ). The Book of Ruth takes place in the region of BethLehem (Ruth 1:1-2 ,Ruth 1:1-2,1:19 ,Ruth 1:19,1:22 ; Ruth 2:4 ; Ruth 4:11 ). BethLehem is also mentioned with reference to the Babylonian Exile (Jeremiah 41:17 ; Ezra 2:21 ). ... It is the relationship of BethLehem to Christ that has insured its place in Christian history. Micah 5:2 was understood to indicate that the Messiah, like David, would be born in BethLehem not Jerusalem. After the Bar-Kochba revolution during Hadrian's reign, Jews were expelled from BethLehem
Jonathan - He was called 'a young man out of Beth-Lehem-judah, of the family of Judah. BethLehem was not a Levitical city
Shewbread (2) - SHEWBREAD, ‘bread of the face or presence’ (Lehem pânîm), was placed on a special table in the Holy Place, in the presence of God