|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
(n.) Alt. of Bethlemite.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
beth'-le-hem-it (beth ha-lachmi): An inhabitant of Bethlehem, a town in Judah, 5 miles South of Jerusalem. Jesse is so named in 1 Samuel 16:18; 1 Samuel 17:58, and Elhanan in 2 Samuel 21:19. The children of Bethlehem are referred to in Ezra 2:21 Nehemiah 7:26; 1 Esdras 5:17.
Bethlehemite (4 Occurrences)
1 Samuel 16:1 Yahweh said to Samuel, "How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go. I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite; for I have provided a king for myself among his sons." (WEB KJV DBY NAS RSV)
1 Samuel 16:18 Then one of the young men answered, and said, "Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a mighty man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a comely person; and Yahweh is with him." (WEB KJV DBY NAS RSV)
1 Samuel 17:58 Saul said to him, "Whose son are you, you young man?" David answered, "I am the son of your servant Jesse the Bethlehemite." (WEB KJV NAS RSV)
2 Samuel 21:19 There was again war with the Philistines at Gob; and Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim the Bethlehemite killed Goliath the Gittite's brother, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam. (WEB KJV DBY NAS RSV NIV)