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Biblical Archaeology Review 47:4, Winter 2021

Strata: Where Is It?

Where Is It?

1. Rome, Italy

2. Tbilisi, Georgia

3. Istanbul, Turkey

4. Bethlehem, West Bank

5. Hougang, Singapore

Answer: 4. Bethlehem, West Bank

The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem commemorates the traditional location of Jesus’s birth. According to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea (Matthew 2; Luke 2). King David came from Bethlehem, and it was prophesied that the messiah would be born in Bethlehem, too (Micah 5:2).

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