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^thlĕhem, ^thleëm, ^th-lem , n. indecl., and ^thlĕhēmum , i, n., = ,
I.a town of the tribe of Judah, the birthplace of David and of Christ, now Beit el Lahm; form Bethlehem, Tert. adv. Jud. 13; Vulg. Gen. 35, 19.—Form Bethleem, Juvenc. 1, 149; 1, 153; scanned Bĕthlēēm, Prud. στεφ. 10, 737.—Form Bethlem, Prud. Cath. 7, 1; 12, 78.—Form Bethlehemum, Hier. Vit. Paulae.—Hence,
A. ^thlaeus , a, um, adj., of Bethlehem, Sedul. Carm. 2, 73.—
B. ^thlĕĕmĭcus , a, um, adj., of Bethlehem, Juvenc. 1, 260 dub.—
C. ^thlĕhĕmītes , ae, m., an inhabitant of Bethlehem, a Bethlehemite, Vulg. 1 Reg. 16, 1 al.—
D. ^thlĕmĭtĭcus , a, um, adj., of Bethlehem, Hier. Vit. Paulae.
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    • Old Testament, 1 Samuel, 16.1
    • Old Testament, Genesis, 35.19
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