Libya

Libya (Lib´ee-uh)

The portion of the north African coast on the Mediterranean Sea just west of Egypt. Ezekiel expected its destruction (Ezek 30:5) together with that of Egypt and its neighbors. Its language was heard at Pentecost (Acts 2:10). Its people participated in the invasion of Judah led by Pharaoh Shishak of Egypt (2Chr 2:12) against Rehoboam about 918 BCE. Similar forces were later defeated by Asa of Judah (2Chr 16:8). Daniel (Dan 11:43) saw Libyans serving the “king of the north” together with Egyptians and Ethiopians, and Nahum recalled their alliance with Egypt against Assyria’s invasion (Nah 3:9).

Ezek 30:5

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Acts 2:10

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2Chr 2:12

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2Chr 16:8

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Dan 11:43

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Nah 3:9

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