Bethlehem: The House of Bread

This city is on the western bank of Palestine and has maintained a long history of suffering from conquests, up to the present.  Moreover, it is the acclaimed birthplace of King David, a significant figure in Hebrew Scriptures, as well as that of Jesus’  (Matthew 2:1; Luke 2:4-7), the founder of the Early Christian Movement.  However, though Bethlehem serves as an important maker in Judaism and Christianity, today it is a majority Muslim city.

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Dr. Aquiles E. Martinez is Professor of Religion (Biblical Studies) and Coordinator of the Religion and Philosophy Programs at Reinhardt University. Ordained in the United Methodist Church, Dr. Martinez has dedicated a good part of his life to equip pastors and church leaders in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States, with the appropriate skills, knowledge, and experiences so they can serve their communities effectively. In addition to his many books, articles, and essays published in English and Spanish, Dr. Martinez has served several churches and the global community as an effort to help people develop significant relationships with God and their neighbors, especially with marginalized communities.
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