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

  1. Lud, the 4th son of Shem (Genesis 10:22; 1 Chronicles 1:17)

    Lud was probably an ancestor of the Lydians.

  2. Tribe of Lud, 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).