- Rachel dies in labour in Bethlehem. Bethlehem is a place of bitterness for Jacob and Rachel because of Rachel’s death during labour.
- She calls Benjamin Benammi which means son of God.
Ruth 1:22, 2:4
- Boaz, the kinsmen redeemer, is from Bethlehem.
- Ruth 4:18-22
1 Samuel 20:6 David’s city
Jeremiah 31:15 prophecy of weeping, but the day of joy is coming with a return to the land.
Micah 5:2 prophecy of a ruler coming out of Bethlehem
Matthew 2:4-5, 16-18 Herod brings about the weeping in Ramah at the birth of Christ.
Luke 2:1-4 Taxing brings Joseph back to Bethlehem