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(lihd' duh) Place name of uncertain meaning. The Old Testament Lod (1 Chronicles 8:12 ), Lydda was a Benjaminite town near the Plain of Sharon. It was located at the intersection of the caravan routes from Egypt to Babylon and the road from Joppa to Jerusalem. According to Ezra 2:33 it was resettled after the Exile (See Nehemiah 7:37; Nehemiah 11:35 ). Later, it became a district captial of Samaria. The church spread to Lydda early (Acts 9:32 ) as the result of Peter's ministry. Christianity became a strong influence in Lydda by the second century.

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