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A Benjamite town in the Plain of Sharon, between Jaffa and Jerusalem. The modern city of Lod is about 14 miles southeast of Tel Aviv, near Ben Gurion International Airport.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
LOD (PLACE) [Heb lōd (לֹד)]. Var. LYDDA. A town in the N Shephelah whose founding was attributed to (one of) the sons of Elpaal, a Benjaminite (1 Chr 8:12). Its traditional location is modern Lod/el-Ludd (M.R. 140151), on the S bank of the wadi el-Kabir near the intersection of the main E–W road from
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lod. City on the coastal plain of Palestine. The modern city, called Ludd, is located 10 miles southeast of Tel Aviv. The name of the city first occurs in a list of Canaanite towns which goes back to 1465 bc, to the reign of the Egyptian pharaoh Thutmose III, who supplied the list. The founder of the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lod Lydda lod; LYDDA lidʹə [Heb. lōḏ; Gk. Lydda]. A Benjaminite town located in the picturesque plain of Sharon 18 km (11 mi) SE of Joppa. The name’s earliest appearance is in the inscription of Thutmose III (1482–1450 b.c.) at Karnak, which lists it among the Palestinian towns held by Egypt. In 1
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
LOD City on the coastal plain of Palestine. The modern city, called Ludd, is located 10 miles (16.1 kilometers) southeast of Tel Aviv. The name of the city first occurs in a list of Canaanite towns that goes back to 1465 bc, to the reign of the Egyptian pharaoh Thutmose III, who supplied the list. The
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
LOD. Named Lydda (q.v.) in the NT, Lod is located on the E edge of the Philistine plain along the Via Maris between Gath and Aphek, 11 miles SE of Joppa. It apparently was ruled by a rebellious vassal king in the late 19th or early 18th cen. b.c., as it occurs in the Execration texts used in an Egyptian
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lod (Heb. lōḏ) (also LYDDA)A city (modern Lod/el-Ludd; 140151) 18 km. (11 mi.) SE of Joppa on the Wadi el-Kabir, near the border of the Sharon Plain; also known in the NT as Lydda. An inscription of Thutmose III at Karnak (15th century b.c.) refers to the city as an Egyptian holding. Benjaminites,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lod [lŏd] (Heb. lōḏ). A city ca. 18 km. (11 mi.) southeast of Joppa near the Wâdī el-Kabir. Archaeological work has been limited by the presence of a modern city on the site.Lod existed at least as early as the fifteenth century B.C., appearing in a list of Canaanite cities conquered by
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Lod; Lydda; Diospolis
LOD; LYDDA; DIOSPOLIS A town not mentioned in the Bible until the Restoration (Ezra 2:23, etc.), though its inclusion in a list of Tuthmosis III testifies to its antiquity. In 145 bc it was included in Hasmonean territory. In ad 68 it was conquered by Vespasian, and after the fall of Jerusalem it was
Catholic Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
LOD [lahd] — a city about 18 kilometers (11 miles) southeast of Joppa (1 Chr. 8:12) in the fertile Plain of Sharon (see Map 9, B–4). Its strategic location at the intersection of two great trade routes made Lod a rich prize of war among the nations of the ancient world. The prophet Nehemiah placed Lod