" I  hope God will touch your heart so you will join my mission to save  the Christian community in Bethlehem."

Fr. Rami Asakrieh OFM.

Please  leave your details and our representatives will call you directly from Bethlehem.

"Espero que Dios toque vuestro corazón para unirme a mi misión de salvar a la comunidad cristiana en Belén".

P. Rami Asakrieh OFM.

Complacer, deje vuestros datos; nuestros representantes lo llamarán directamente desde Belén.

"J'espère que Dieu touchera votre cœur afin que vous rejoignez ma mission de sauver la communauté chrétienne de Bethléem."

Fr. Rami Asakrieh OFM.

Veuillez laisser vos coordonnées; nos représentants vous appelleront directement de Bethléem.

Spero che Dio toccherà il tuo cuore affinchè tu possa unirti alla mia missione per salvare la comunità cristiana a Betlemme

P. Rami Asakrieh OFM.

Lascia i tuoi dati e i nostri collaboratori ti chiameranno direttamente da Betlemme.

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The History Of Bethlehem

 

The name Bethlehem appears to have been indicated in a cuneiform tablet found in Egypt belonging to the archive of the pharaoh Akhenaton: it speaks of the city of Bit Lahmu located in the territory of Jerusalem. It is very likely that the original name of the city derived from Lahmo, the Chaldean god of nature and fertility whose name was adopted by the Canaanite people and modified to Lahama.

If one accepts this hypothesis, the translation of the name Beit-el-Laham might have been “House of the Lahama”, which would make sense in view of the fact that this land was very fertile and rich in water. Moreover, in the Old Testament the city is called by the name Beth Lechem, “House of Bread”, and also Ephrath, a name derived from the tribe that lived in these places, which literally means “fruitful”.

The more modern names also make reference to the idea of a fertile and abundant place; in Arabic, Beit Lahm has the sense “house of flesh”, reflecting the large number of flocks of sheep and goats, one of the principal activities in the area. Meanwhile Hebrew Beit-Lehem means “house of bread”, a notion that introduces us to the image of Jesus as the living bread that came down from heaven.

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