Lydda (Lid´uh)

A town (called Lod in the OT) 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. Rebuilt by the Benjaminites (1Chr 8:12), it became one of the places resettled after the return from exile (Ezra 2:33; Neh 7:37; Neh 11:35). An early Christian community lived in Lydda, and there Peter healed the paralyzed man Aeneas (Acts 9:32-35).

1Chr 8:12

12The sons of Elpaal: Eber, Misham, and Shemed, who built Ono and Lod with its towns,

Ezra 2:33

33Of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty-five.

Neh 7:37

37Of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty-one.

Neh 11:35

35Lod, and Ono, the valley of artisans.

Acts 9:32-35

The Healing of Aeneas
32Now as Peter went here and there among all the believers, he came down also to the saints living in Lydda.33There he found a man named A ... View more

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