Lud

Lud (Luhd)

A name given to the son of Shem (Gen 10:22). In its plural form, Ludim, it designates a group of people (Isa 66:19; Ezek 30:5). There are apparently two groups designated by the name. One group is associated with peoples in Asia Minor (Isa 66:19; possibly also Ezek 27:1) and would probably include the “sons” of Shem (Gen 10:22), who were Semitic people. The second group appears to be centered in North Africa (Ezek 30:5; Jer 46:9) and is probably to be connected with the Ludim (Gen 10:13) who are said to be “sons” of Mizraim (Egypt). The fact that they appear in the biblical record as mercenary soldiers in the army of Tyre (Ezek 27:10; Ezek 30:5) and as skilled bowmen (Jer 46:9) might account for their wide dispersion.

Gen 10:22

22The descendants of Shem: Elam, Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, and Aram.

Isa 66:19

19and I will set a sign among them. From them I will send survivors to the nations, to Tarshish, Put, and Lud—which draw the bow—to Tubal and Javan, to the coas ... View more

Ezek 30:5

5Ethiopia, and Put, and Lud, and all Arabia, and Libya, and the people of the allied land shall fall with them by the sword.

Isa 66:19

19and I will set a sign among them. From them I will send survivors to the nations, to Tarshish, Put, and Lud—which draw the bow—to Tubal and Javan, to the coas ... View more

Ezek 27:1

Lamentation over Tyre
1The word of the Lord came to me:

Gen 10:22

22The descendants of Shem: Elam, Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, and Aram.

Ezek 30:5

5Ethiopia, and Put, and Lud, and all Arabia, and Libya, and the people of the allied land shall fall with them by the sword.

Jer 46:9

9Advance, O horses,
and dash madly, O chariots!
Let the warriors go forth:
Ethiopia and Put who carry the shield,
the Ludim, who draw the bow.

Gen 10:13

13Egypt became the father of Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim,

Ezek 27:10

10Paras and Lud and Put
were in your army,
your mighty warriors;
they hung shield and helmet in you;
they gave you splendor.

Ezek 30:5

5Ethiopia, and Put, and Lud, and all Arabia, and Libya, and the people of the allied land shall fall with them by the sword.

Jer 46:9

9Advance, O horses,
and dash madly, O chariots!
Let the warriors go forth:
Ethiopia and Put who carry the shield,
the Ludim, who draw the bow.

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