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Holman Bible Dictionary

Lod

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(Luhd) Place name of unknown meaning. Town later called Lydda eleven miles southeast of Joppa. Shemed or perhaps Elpaal of tribe of Benjamin is credited with building it (1 Chronicles 8:12 ). Returning exiles settled there about 537 B.C. (Ezra 2:33; Nehemiah 7:37; Nehemiah 11:35 ) at what appears as the westernmost postexilic settlement though probably outside the governing authority of Sanballat of Samaria and of Judah (Nehemiah 6:2 ). See Lydda .

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Lod'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/l/lod.html. 1991.

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