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Ludim
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ludim
Ludim (לוּד‎, lud). The descendants of Lud, grandson of Ham (Gen 10:13; 1 Chr 1:11; Jer 46:9). They are associated with African nations as mercenaries of the king of Egypt (Jer 46:9).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lud, Ludim
Lud, Ludim. Names occurring in the table of nations in Genesis 10. Ludim is listed as the first son of Mizraim, and Lud is listed as the fourth son of Shem. On the basis of this, it is probably better to consider them as having different ethnic origins. Some, however, have suggested that both names refer
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Lud, Ludim, Ludites
LUD, LUDIM*, LUDITES Names occurring in the table of nations in Genesis 10. Ludim is listed as the first son of Mizraim, and Lud is listed as the fourth son of Shem. On the basis of this, it is probably better to consider them as having different ethnic origins. Some, however, have suggested that both
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Lud
Lud (luhd).1 A name given to the son of Shem (Gen. 10:22; 1 Chron. 1:17).2 A designation for a group of people (Isa. 66:19; Ezek. 27:10; 30:5). Their identification is difficult, and various proposals have been made, including the suggestion that two different groups were known by this name. In some
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Lud, Ludim
LUD, LUDIM. In Gn. 10:22 and 1 Ch. 1:17 Lud is one of the descendants of Shem, and Josephus (Ant. 1.144) refers to the Lydians (*Lydia) as his descendants. Herodotus’ account of the Lydians (50. 7) does not preclude a Semitic origin. In Is. 66:19 Lud is a Gentile nation characterized by the use of the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lud, Ludim
LUD [lōōd] (Heb. lûḏ), LUBIM [lōōˊdĭm] (lûḏîm).†A people variously identified as of Semitic ancestry (i.e., through Shem; Gen. 10:22 par. 1 Chr. 1:17) or as descendants of Ham through Egypt (Gen. 10:13 par. 1 Chr. 1:11). Elsewhere, they are connected with Egypt and northeastern African
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ludim
Lu´dim (strife), Gen. 10:13; 1 Chron. 1:11, a Mizraite people or tribe, descended from Ludim the son of Mizraim; also called Lydians. It is probable that the Ludim were settled to the west of Egypt, perhaps farther than any other Mizraite tribe. Lud and the Ludim are mentioned in four passages of the
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ludim
LUDIM (luʹdim; Gen. 10:13; 1 Chron. 1:11, KJV and NIV), Lydia (Ezek. 30:5, KJV and NIV), Lydians (Jer. 46:9).The Lud of Gen. 10:22 and 1 Chron. 1:17 was the fourth son of Shem; the Ludim of Gen. 10:13 and 1 Chron. 1:11 (KJV only; “people of Lud,” NASB; “Ludites,” NIV) were the first mentioned among
Lydia, Lydians
LYDIA, LYDIANS (lidʹi-ȧ, lidʹi-anz). The rendering of ludim in Jer. 46:9 and, in the KJV and NIV, the rendering of lud in Ezek. 30:5. See Lud; Ludim.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Ludim
Ludimprobably the same as Lud (2) (comp. Gen. 10:13; 1 Chr. 1:11). They are associated (Jer. 46:9) with African nations as mercenaries of the king of Egypt.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ludim
LUDIM [LOU deam] — the first son of Mizraim, who was the second son of Ham (Gen. 10:13; 1 Chr. 1:11). Some scholars, however, believe this term refers not to an individual but to a people; in both passages the NEB translates Lydians and the NIV translates Ludites. Some scholars attempt to identify the
Lydians
LYDIANS [LID ih unz] — men who fought with the Egyptians (Ethiopians and Libyans) at the Battle of Carchemish (Jer. 46:9; men of Lydia, NIV; men of Ludim, NRSV). Some earlier scholars assumed these soldiers, skilled with the bow, were a people of Africa. But many modern scholars believe they were natives
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LUD; LUDIM
LUD; LUDIM<lud>, <lu’-dim>, <lood’-im> (לוּד‎ [ludh], לוּדִים‎ [ludhim], לוּדִיִּים‎ [ludhiyum], “Ludites”; [Λούδ, Loud], [Λουδιείμ, Loudieim]; Targum Onk: לודאי‎ [ludha’e]):
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