MEANING a scene of uproar and confusion ORIGIN Bedlam, as well as Betleem, Bedleem, Bethlem, etc., were early forms of Bethlehem. For example, in the Early Version (around 1382) of the Wycliffe Bible, the gospel of Luke, 2:4, is: Sothly* and Josep stiȝede vp fro Galilee, of the cite […]
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