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The people of Libya (2 Chr 12:3; 2 Chr 16:8; Dan 11:43; Nah 3:9). One of the armies that joined Shishak, king of Egypt, when he attacked Jerusalem.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Libya, Libyans. Country to the west of Egypt. Three different Hebrew words are so rendered, but there is some confusion of meaning, partly because of textual uncertainties and partly because classical writers tended to use “Libya” to describe non-Egyptian Africa in general.From the 12th century bc.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
LIBYA, LIBYANS Country and its inhabitants to the west of Egypt. Three different Hebrew words are so rendered, but there is some confusion of meaning, partly because of textual uncertainties and partly because classical writers tended to use “Libya” to describe non- Egyptian Africa in general.From the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
LUBIM. A people of Libya, probably descended from the Lehabim (q.v.) Gen 10:13), an early tribe of the Nile delta. They first appear in biblical history in the army of Shishak (2 Chr 12:3), when he spoiled Solomon’s temple of its gold shields in the time of Rehoboam. The Lubim were included in the army
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Libya (Lubim Av)
LIBYA (LUBIM AV). First occurs as Rbw (= Libu) in Egyp. texts of 13th–12th centuries bc, as a hostile Libyan tribe (Sir A. B. Gardiner, Ancient Egyptian Onomastica, 1, 1947, pp. 121*-122*). Libu as lûḇı̂m became a Heb. term for Libya, Libyans, and as libys became the general Gk. term ‘Libyan’ for the
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
LUBIM A people who lived in the north of Africa, west of Egypt. The Egyptians recruited mercenaries from among them (2 Chr. 12:3, etc.). Some scholars identify the Lubim with the rbw of the Sea Peoples (Philistines), who attempted to invade Egypt in the 13 century bc. According to this view, after their
Catholic Bible Dictionary
LIBYA A region in North Africa west of Egypt. The history of ancient Libya was tied to that of ancient Egypt (Ezek 30:5), and a Libyan, Shishak (or Sheshonq), came to power as pharaoh in the tenth century b.c. (2 Chr 12:2). He invaded Palestine with twelve hundred chariots, sixty thousand cavalry, and
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Lu´bim (dwellers in a thirsty land), a nation mentioned as contributing, together with Cushites and Sukkiim, to Shishak’s army, 2 Chron. 12:3; and apparently as forming with Cushites the bulk of Zerah’s army, 2 Chron. 16:8, spoken of by Nahum, ch. 3:9, with Put or Phut, as helping No-amon (Thebes), of
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
LubimLubim (lo̅o̅ʹbim), the Hebrew word for Libya and Libyans in the kjv, the equivalent of Egyptian Rebu, ‘Libu.’ These North African people settled in Egypt and served as mercenaries in the Egyptian army in the latter part of the second millennium b.c. A Libyan dynasty (the twenty-second dynasty)