Though Christ is foremost on most people’s minds when they think of ancient Bethlehem, the city is also home to several other incredibly holy Biblical sites. For example, Bethlehem is the home of Rachel’s tomb, revered by Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike. The matriarch Rachel- wife of Jacob, and mother of Joseph and Benjamin. For the devout, a visit to Rachel’s tomb is said to help with fertility problems.
The realm of ancient wonders continues in the form of several more Biblical sites in Bethlehem- you can visit Solomon’s Pools, three gorgeous reservoirs that the wise king built for his wives nearly one thousand years before the birth of Christ. It was here that he was said to have composed his famed ‘Song of Solomon.’ And just outside of Bethlehem, you can visit the Field of the Shepherds- a gorgeous Middle Eastern vista where the three shepherds were heralded by the angel foretelling Christ’s birth.