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).
12The sons of Elpaal: Eber, Misham, and Shemed, who built Ono and Lod with its towns,
33Of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty-five.
37Of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty-one.
35Lod, and Ono, the valley of artisans.
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