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).
5Ethiopia, and Put, and Lud, and all Arabia, and Libya, and the people of the allied land shall fall with them by the sword.
10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,
12Huram also said, “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, who made heaven and earth, who has given King David a wise son, endowed with discretion and understanding ... View more
8Were not the Ethiopians and the Libyans a huge army with exceedingly many chariots and cavalry? Yet because you relied on the Lord, he gave them into your hand ... View more
43He shall become ruler of the treasures of gold and of silver, and all the riches of Egypt; and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall follow in his train.
9Ethiopia was her strength,
Egypt too, and that without limit;
Put and the Libyans were her helpers.