Bethlehem or Beit-Lechem literally means ‘house of bread.’ Beit-Lechem is where Rachel, the wife of Jacob was buried. The account of Ruth meeting her kinsman redeemer occurs in Beit-Lechem. The prophet Micah prophesied that the ‘future ruler of Isra’el’ would be born in the small village of Beit-Lechem. David, a future ruler of Isra’el, lived in Beit-Lechem and Yeshua, the King of kings fulfilled Micah’s prophecy.
Ruth, a Foreigner in Israel
I am a Ruth. I am blessed to be a Ruth. I am thankful to be a Ruth. I would not change my place in the Olive Tree of Israel as a Ruth. Traditionally, the book of Ruth is read during the days of the omer, the days between the Firstfruits resurrection of Messiah and…