7. Bethlehem

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    This photograph shows rocky hills and shepherds’ fields in the foreground, with the modern city of Bethlehem in the background.

    Significant Events: Rachel was buried near here (Gen. 35:16–20). Ruth and Boaz lived here (Ruth 1:19–2:4). King David was born and anointed king here (1 Sam. 16:1–13). The Savior was born here, and the shepherds and the Wise Men worshipped Him (Matt. 2:1–11; Luke 2:4–16). (See BD Bethlehem.)