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This was the name of a biblical man and a tribe.

  1. the fourth son of Shem (Genesis 10:22; 1 Chronicles 1:17), ancestor of the Lydians, probably

  2. One of the Hamitic tribes descended from Mizraim (Genesis 10:13), a people of Africa (Ezek. 27:10; 30:5), on the west of Egypt.

    The people called Lud were noted archers (Isaiah 66:19; compare Jeremiah 46:9).