Lod (Lydda)
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Lod (Lydda)
Bible Meaning: Strife
Strong's Concordance #G3069

Lydda is the New Testament name for the Old Testament city of Lod which means "travail" (Strong's #H3850). The city was built by someone from the tribe of Benjamin (1Chronicles 8:12).

People taken into Babylonian captivity from Lod are allowed to return to their homeland at the time of the prophets Ezra and Nehemiah.

Lydda was town near Joppa and the Plain of Sharon. Peter, while passing through the city, found several Christians living in the town. His healing of a man who had been bedridden for eight years helped spread the gospel throughout the area.

It was in Lydda that Peter was asked, by two Christians who came from Joppa, to visit the city and the home of Dorcas (Acts 9:36 - 38). The result of his visit was the miraculous raising from the dead of this generous lady.

Location of Lod (Lydda) in Ancient Israel Map
Location of Lydda (Lod)

Important Verses

1Chronicles 8:12
The sons of Elpaal: Eber, and Misham, and Shamed, who built Ono, and Lod, with the towns thereof . .

Nehemiah 11:31, 35
The children also of Benjamin from Geba dwelt at Michmash, and Aija, and Bethel, and in their villages . . . Lod, and Ono, the valley of craftsmen.

Acts 9:32 - 35, 38, 40 - 41
And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda.

And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy. And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.

And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned to the Lord . . .

And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them . . .

But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up. And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.

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