Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bethlehem: בית לחם

Bethlehem. The place of Christ's birth!

I am taking Hebrew as my foreign language, and I was pondering the word "Bethlehem."

"Bet" or "בית" is the word for "house." "Lehem," or "לחם" is the word used for the special temple bread as far as I understand. Not just any bread, it's holy bread.

It hit me: how very FUNNY that the Bread of Life (Jesus) came out of the house of bread!!

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