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Tamil nadu- india Slide 3: Where is bethlehem? Slide 5: The bethlehem, just 5 miles south of Jerusalem, was turned over to the Palestinian Authority as a result of the 1995 Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement.
In Hebrew, the town is Bet Lehem ("House of Bread" ) and, in Arabic, it is Bet Lahm ("House of Meat").
Bethlehem has a population of approximately 50,000 people, with the Muslims holding a slight majority Slide 6: Where is the birth place
of jesus christ? Bethlehem - Birth Place of Jesus Christ : Bethlehem - Birth Place of Jesus Christ Bethlehem : Bethlehem Slide 9: Bethlehem is the birthplace of Jesus and therefore a holy site to Christians around the world.
The city also is significant to Jews because it is the burial place of the matriarch Rachel and the birthplace of King David.
Samuel anointed David king in Bethlehem (I Sam. 16:1-13) and David was a descendant of Ruth and Boaz, who were married in Bethlehem. Slide 10: Church of Nativity in
Bethlehem Slide 11: The Church of the Nativity was built in the 4th century by the mother of the Byzantine Emperor Constantine.
Helena also was the person responsible for the construction of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.
The present building, the oldest church in Israel/Palestine was reconstructed in the 6th century by the Emperor Justinian (527-565) and further repaired by the Crusaders Church of Nativity in BethlehemMosaic of a Magi dressed in Persian Garb saves the Church in 614 : Church of Nativity in BethlehemMosaic of a Magi dressed in Persian Garb saves the Church in 614 Church of Nativity in Bethlehem - The Manger where Jesus was born : Church of Nativity in Bethlehem - The Manger where Jesus was born Church of Nativity in Bethlehem - Star marks the place of Jesus' birth : Church of Nativity in Bethlehem - Star marks the place of Jesus' birth Slide 15: The Church of Nativity is built above a cave which is believed to be the manger where Jesus was born.
The cave includes two small lobes, one with a star (on the left) to mark the place of Jesus' birth, the other (shown here) (on the right) to mark the place of the manger and the repose of the holy family. Slide 16: THE END