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Joined to, attached
Strong's #H3878, #G3017

Levi was the name of Jacob's (Israel's) third son. The tribe of Israel begun by Levi would, years later, be set apart to serve God and his tabernacle (later temple) as priests.

Matthew, who was also called Levi, was the seventh person called by Christ to be one of his twelve apostles (Mark 2:14, Luke 5:27 - 29).

Genesis 29:34, 34:25, 30, 35:23, 46:11, 49:5, Exodus 1:2, 2:1, 6:16, 19, 32:26 - 28, etc.

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Strong's #H3841

Libnah was a Levitical city within the tribe of Judah's territory. It was also the name of one of the many places the Israelites camped at on their way to the Promised Land.

Numbers 33:20 - 21, Joshua 10:29 - 39, 12:15, 15:42, 21:13, 2Kings 8:22, 19:8, 23:31, 24:18, 1Chronicles 6:57, 2Chronicles 21:10, Isaiah 37:8, Jeremiah 52:1

A bow, afflicted, weeping
Strong's #H6316, #G3033

Libya, in the Old Testament, was the name of a large area in northern Africa that neighbored Egypt. Libyans were represented in Jerusalem on Pentecost 30 A.D. when the Holy Spirit was given to 3,000+ people.

Exodus 30:5, 38:5, Acts 2:10

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A net
Strong's #G3044

Linus was a Christian who sent his greetings to Timothy through the last letter the Apostle Paul authored before his death.

2Timothy 4:21

Not my people
Strong's #H3818

God commanded the prophet Hosea to marry a harlot in order to symbolize his people's whoredom of pursuing other gods. He then commanded Hosea's third child, a boy, be named Loammi to symbolize his rejection of his people after they rejected him.

Hosea 1:9

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Not a pasture, pastureless
Strong's #H3810

Lodebar, the exact location of which is uncertain, is possibly located near Mahanaim. It is the city where Mephibosheth, a lame man who was the son of King David's closest friend Jonathan, lived. David took great pains to find him and give him back all that the land his grandfather King Saul possessed.

2Samuel 9:4 - 5, 2Samuel 17:27

Strong's #G3090

Lois was the mother of Eunice and Timothy's grandmother. Both of them began to teach Timothy the Old Testament Scriptures when he was a boy. The Apostle Paul commends the faith of these two women and their role in shaping the destiny of his beloved friend.

2Timothy 1:5

No mercy, not pitied
Strong's #H3819

God commanded the prophet Hosea to marry a harlot in order to symbolize his people's whoredom of pursuing other gods. He then commanded Hosea's second child, a girl, be named Loruhamah to symbolize his refusal to offer mercy to Israel due to their entrenched sins.

Hosea 1:6, 8

Covering, veil
Strong's #H3876, #G3091

Lot's father was Haran who was the brother of Abraham. Lot and his family followed Abraham from Ur to the city of Haran and then to Canaan.

Lot was saved from Sodom and Gomorrah's destruction by two angels only to witness his wife turned into a pillar of salt for her disobedience (Genesis 19). Lot's drunken incest with his two daughters produced the founders of the Moabite and Ammonite peoples.

Genesis 11:27, 31, 12:4 - 5, 13:1 - 14, 14:12 - 16, 19:1 - 36, Deuteronomy 2:9, 19, Psalm 83:8, Luke 17:28 - 32, 2Peter 2:7

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Light, illuminative
Strong's #G3066

Two men are named Lucius in Scripture. The first, Lucius of Cyrene, was one of several prophets and teachers in the Syrian Antioch church (Acts 13).

The second Lucius, mentioned in the book of Romans, sent his greetings to Christians living in Rome. Evidence suggests Lucius may have been one of Apostle Paul's distant relatives.

Acts 13:1, Romans 16:21

The morning star, light-bearer
Strong's #H1966

Lucifer was Satan the devil's name before he turned himself evil and became God's first and chief adversary.

Isaiah 14:12

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Strong's #H3865

Genesis 10:22, 1Chronicles 1:17, Isaiah 66:19, Ezekiel 27:10

Luke (Lucas)
Strong's #G3065

Luke is called Lucas in the King James translation of 2Corinthians 13:14 and Philemon 1:24.

Luke, a Gentile convert to Christianity, is one of the four Gospel writers as well as authoring the book of Acts. He was one of Apostle Paul's most trusted and loved fellow laborers in the gospel. He is affectionately referred to by Paul as "the beloved physician" in Colossians 4.

2Corinthians 13:14, Colossians 4:14, 2Timothy 4:11, Philemon 1:24

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Wolf land
Strong's #G3071

Lycaonia was the name of an Asia Minor region partly located in the Roman province of Galatia and partly in Cappadocia. The cities of Lystra and Derbe, evangelized by Apostle Paul during his first three missionary journeys, were within this region.

Acts 14:6, 11

Lycia (Pamphylia)
Strong's #G3073

The Roman provincial areas of Pamphylia (Strong's #G3828 meaning "of every tribe") and Lycia were combined to form a single province in 74 A.D. This combined Mediterranean coastal province of Lycia-Pamphylia contained the New Testament cities of Perga, Myra, Patara and Attalia, all of which are connected to Apostle Paul's missionary journeys.

Acts 2:10, 13:13, 14:24, 15:38, 27:5

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That drives away sorrow, grief dispelling
Strong's #G3078

The region of Abilene was located just north of Damacus. A man named Lysanias ruled the Abilene area as Roman tetrarch when John the Baptist's ministry began in 26 A.D. (Luke 3:1).

Luke 3:1

Strong's #G3079

Claudius Lysias was a Roman army chief captain stationed in Jerusalem. A Greek by birth, he had purchased his Roman citizenship for a hefty price. It was Lysias who, when a riot broke out at Jerusalem's temple, rushed in with his troops to arrest (and save) the Apostle Paul from certain death.

Acts 21:31 - 33, 22:24 - 29, 23:26, 24:7, 22

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