Pff! How could Bethlehem mean, “The City of David” if David wasn’t even born yet? You knew not to choose that one, right? Hmm, well if you did, don’t feel bad. I gave all kinds of goofy answers the first time I tried this on my own. Embarrassment galore…. Let’s both put the past behind us and accept that Bethlehem means, “House of Bread.”
Yes, the family left the house of bread to look for food elsewhere during a famine. They went to the wicked country of Moab, a place where child sacrifice was common practice. Even the origin of this group is disgusting! Who is the guy that, despite all his uncle had done for him, did his own thing and paid for it dearly, eventually being the ancestor of this ungodly nation?