Diospolis • Lod
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lydda. NT name for Lod, a town located southwest of Jerusalem in the Shephelah.See Lod.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lod Lydda
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
LYDDA New Testament name for Lod, a town located southwest of Jerusalem in the Shephelah (Acts 9:32–38). See Lod.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Lydda (lid´uh), a town in the fertile Plain of Sharon along an eastern branch of the ancient international highway, the Via Maris. This location gave Lydda a certain strategic and commercial importance. First mentioned as Lydda in a Late Bronze Age list of towns in Canaan conquered by Thutmose III of
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
LYDDA. A town in the old tribal area of Benjamin, about 11 miles SE of Joppa. Its OT name was Lod (1 Chr 8:12) and today is known as Ludd. The church in Lydda may have been started by Philip as he evangelized northward after meeting the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:40). Peter healed the palsied man Aeneas
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
LYDDA. A town some 18 km SE of the coast at Jaffa, in the Shephelah plain. It is almost certainly to be identified with the OT Lod, which is mentioned in the Karnak list of Thothmes III. In Israelite times it was a Benjaminite town; reoccupied after the Bab. Exile, it later fell to the authority of the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lydda (Gk. Lýdda)A city (modern Lod/el-Ludd; 140151) 18 km. (11 mi.) SE of Joppa, known in the OT as Lod. During the Hellenistic period, Lod became known as Lydda, and was the capital of one of the 11 districts of Judea after having been transferred from Samaritan control (1 Macc. 11:34). Years later
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lydda [1ĭdˊə)] (Gk. Λψδδα). Old Testament Lod, a city ca. 18 km. (11 mi.) southeast of Joppa (cf. Acts 9:38). Resettled following the return from exile (Ezra 2:33; Neh. 7:37; 11:35), the city became known as Lydda in Hellenistic times (the name occurs in a conquest list of Thutmose III, ca.
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Lyd´da (strife), the Greek form of the name, Acts 9:32, 35, 38, which appears in the Hebrew records as Lod, a town of Benjamin, founded by Shamed or Shamer. 1 Chron. 8:12; Ezra 2:33; Neh. 7:37; 11:35. It is still called Lidd or Lûdd, and stands in part of the great maritime plain which anciently bore
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
LYD´DA (lidʹa). A town about eleven miles SE of Joppa, called Lod in the OT (1 Chron. 8:12), and modern Israelis have reverted to the OT name. It is located in the midst of a rich and fertile plain. It was one of the most westernly of the Jewish settlements after the Exile, the site of which is described
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Lyddaa town in the tribe of Ephraim, mentioned only in the New Testament (Acts 9:32, 35, 38) as the scene of Peter’s miracle in healing the paralytic AEneas. It lay about 9 miles east of Joppa, on the road from the sea-port to Jerusalem. In the Old Testament (1 Chr. 8:12) it is called Lod. It was burned
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