Lydda

Lydda (Lid´uh)

A town (called Lod in the OT) in the fertile plain of Sharon along an eastern branch of the ancient international highway the Via Maris. This location gave Lydda a certain strategic and commercial importance. Rebuilt by the Benjaminites (1Chr 8:12), it became one of the places resettled after the return from exile (Ezra 2:33; Neh 7:37; Neh 11:35). An early Christian community lived in Lydda, and there Peter healed the paralyzed man Aeneas (Acts 9:32-35).

1Chr 8:12

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Ezra 2:33

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Neh 7:37

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Neh 11:35

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Acts 9:32-35

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