the other Bethlehem

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the other Bethlehem

Joshua 19:10-16 (JDV)

Joshua 19:10 The third lot came up for Zebulun’s descendants by their clans. The territory of their inheritance stretched as far as Sarid;
Joshua 19:11 their border went up westward to Maralah, reached Dabbesheth, and met the brook east of Jokneam.
Joshua 19:12 From Sarid, it turned due east along the border of Chisloth-tabor, went to Daberath, and went up to Japhia.
Joshua 19:13 From there, it went due east to Gath-hepher and to Eth-kazin; it extended to Rimmon, curving around to Neah.
Joshua 19:14 The border then circled around Neah on the north to Hannathon and ended at Iphtah-el Valley,
Joshua 19:15 along with Kattath, Nahalal, Shimron, Idalah, and Bethlehem – twelve cities, with their settlements.
Joshua 19:16 This was the inheritance of Zebulun’s descendants by their clans, these cities, with their settlements.

the other Bethlehem

The Bethlehem listed in verse 15 is not the Bethlehem in Judah’s territory (see Judges 17:7).

I heard recently of a company that produces nativity scenes for people to put on their lawns during Christmas, and that the company displays prominently that their product is “made in Bethlehem.” I don’t think that it is the “real” Bethlehem. But what matters is that our faith in Christ is authentic.

Coming King, make us the real deal. May people never doubt our authenticity.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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