What and who is…
also known as: Lud, Ludia
This was the name of a biblical kingdom and a godly woman.
Hebrew: לוּד —transliteration: Lud
“Mizraim became the father of Ludim and Anamim and Lehabim and Naphtuhim” —Genesis 10:13 NASB
“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
The people of this place were called Lydians or Ludim (Hebrew: לוּדִי)—Jeremiah 46:9.
The earliest coins come from Lydia.
Language: Lydian—related to Luwian and Hittite.
During the Roman conquest era, Lydia became a Roman province.
Greek: Λυδία —transliteration: Ludia
She thus became the first in Europe who embraced Christianity. She was a person apparently of considerable wealth, for she could afford to give a home to Paul and his companions.