Bible Meaning: Strife
Strong's Concordance #H3865
Lydia, a seller of purple dye, was a prosperous woman from Thyatira doing business in Philippi. She became Paul's first convert in Europe when he visited Philippi during his second missionary journey.
Ezekiel prophesied war against Lydia as well as against Libya, Egypt and her allies during the Day of the Lord (Ezekiel 30:3 - 5). The Bible is silent concerning the exact location of Lydia. Some Bible commentaries are also unsure what location is being referenced. Still others believe these verses are referring to mercenaries who lived in the region of Lydia in the far western part of Asia Minor.
Acts 16:14 - 15, 40
And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither.
And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.
And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us . . .
And they (Paul and Silas) went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed.
Ezekiel 30:3 - 5
For the day is near, even the day of the Lord is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen.
And the sword shall come upon Egypt, and great pain shall be in Ethiopia, when the slain shall fall in Egypt, and they shall take away her multitude, and her foundations shall be broken down.
Ethiopia, and Libya, and Lydia, and all the mingled people, and Chub, and the men of the land that is in league, shall fall with them by the sword.