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Holman Bible Dictionary
(luhd) Racial name for person from Lydia. Plural in Ludim. 1. son of Egypt in the Table of Nations (Genesis 10:13
) and thus, apparently, a people living near Egypt or under the political influence of Egypt. 2. Son of Shem and grandson of Noah in Table of Nations (Genesis 10:22
). Attempts to identify them with peoples mentioned in other Near Eastern sources have produced varying results: Lydians of Asia Minor called the Luddu by Assyrian records or the Lubdu living on the upper Tigris River. They were known for skill with the bow (Jeremiah 46:9
; Ezekiel 30:5
which place them under Egyptian influence and may refer to 1. above if a distinction is to be made at all; otherwise, the reference is to mercenary soldiers from Lydia in Asia Minor serving in the Egyptians army, a practice apparently testified under Pharaoh Psammetichus before 600 B.C.). Lydian soldiers apparently served in Tyre's army ( Ezekiel 27:10
). God promised even the isolated peoples like Lydia who had never heard of His glory would be invited to share in that glory (Isaiah 66:19
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Lud'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/l/lud.html. 1991.