Bethlehem, too little to be among the clans of Judah. Bethlehem, on the other side of the hilltop and down it some, just five miles south of Jerusalem. Bethlehem, not the seat but the source of Israel’s rule. Bethlehem—what have we to do with Bethlehem?
Granade, S. Ray, "Advent Devotional "His Birth Place"" (1997). Creative Works. 28.