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

  1. Lud, the 4th son of Shem, son of Noah

    Genesis 10:22; 1 Chronicles 1:17

    Lud was probably an ancestor of the Lydians.

  2. Tribe of Lud

    They are one of the Hamitic tribes descended from Mizraim, a people of Africa, on the west of Egypt.

    Mizraim became the father of [the people groups] Ludim and Anamim and Lehabim and Naphtuhim” —Genesis 10:13 NASB

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

    “I will set a sign among them and will send survivors from them to the nations: Tarshish, Put, Lud, Meshech, Tubal and Javan…” —Isaiah 66:19a NASB

    Persia and Lud and Put were in your army, your men of war…” —Ezekiel 27:10a; 30:5

    Ethiopia, Put, Lud, all Arabia, Libya and the people of the land that is in league will fall with them by the sword.” —Ezekiel 30:5 NASB

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Article Version: April 17, 2024