Slumming with St. Jerome

The Peripatetic Historian continues to explore Bethlehem’s ancient Christian sites.

For most Bethlehem visitors, the Church of the Nativity is the main event (see my earlier post — O Little Town of Bethlehem — for details). Yes, there are other places to see in Bethlehem, but the cave where Mary gave birth and then laid baby Jesus in a manger captures the popular…



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The Peripatetic Historian: former history professor now travelling the world and writing about its history. Newsletter: