Bible Names H-M: Lud
Lud in Easton's Bible Dictionary
(1.) The fourth son of Shem (Gen. 10:22; 1 Chr. 1:17),
of the Lydians probably.
(2.) One of the Hamitic tribes descended from Mizraim
10:13), a people of Africa (Ezek. 27:10; 30:5), on the
Egypt. The people called Lud were noted archers (Isa.
comp. Jer. 46:9).
Lud in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Fourth of Shem's children (Genesis 10:22). The Lydians of
western Asia Minor (say some), whose manners and whose names
were Semitic. But the geographic position is against this.
Moses would not abruptly pass to the distant W. from the E.,
and then back to the S.E.; if the Lydians of western Asia were
meant, the order would have been Elam, Asshur (Arphaxad),
Aram, Lud; not Elam, Asshur (Arphaxad), Lud, Aram. Lud is to
be looked for between Assyria and Syria. The Ruten or Luden of
the Egyptian monuments, dwelling N. of Israel, near
Mesopotamia and Assyria. They warred with the Pharaohs of the
13th, 14th, and 15th centuries B.C., under one of whom Moses
lived (G. Rawlinson). The Luden may have migrated to western
Asia at a later period. Thus, Lud will be the original stock
of the Lydians.
Lud in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Lud in Naves Topical Bible
-A son of Shem
Ge 10:22; 1Ch 1:17
Lud in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(strife) the fourth name in the list of the children of Shem,
Ge 10:22 comp. 1Chr 1:17
supposed to have been the ancestor of the Lydians.
Lud in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
lud, lu'-dim, lood'-im (ludh, ludhim, ludhiyum, "Ludites";
Loud, Loudieim; Targum Onk: ludha'e):
1. Two Different Nationalities:
In Gen 10:13 Ludim appears as the firstborn of Mizraim
(Egypt), and in 10:22 Lud is the fourth son of Shem. #We have
therefore to do with two different nationalities bearing the
same name, and not always easy to distinguish. 1 Ch 1:11,17
simply repeat the statements of Gen 10:13,22. In Isa 66:19 Lud
is mentioned with Tarshish and Pul (generally regarded as a
mistake for Phut), Tubal, Javan, and the isles. Accepting this
emendation, the passage agrees with Jer 46:9, where the Ludim
are spoken of with Kush and Phut as the allies of Egypt; and
also with Ezek 27:10, where Lud is referred to with Persia and
Put as soldiers of Tyre. Lud, again, is mentioned with
Ethiopia (Gush), Put, all the mingled people, Cab, and the
children of the land which is in league (or, margin "the land
of the covenant"), which were all to fall by the sword (Ezek
Lud, son of Shem in Wikipedia
Lud (לוּד) was a son of Shem and grandson of Noah, according
to Genesis 10 (the "Table of Nations"). Lud should not be
confused with the Ludim, said there to be descended from
The descendants of Lud are usually, following Josephus,
connected with various Anatolian peoples, particularly Lydia
(Assyrian Luddu) and their predecessors, the Luwians; cf.
geographic references to the 'Mountains of Lud' (Anatolia)
in Jubilees, and Herodotus' assertion (Histories i. 7) that
the Lydians were first so named after their king, Lydus
(Λυδός). However, the chronicle of Hippolytus of Rome (c.
234 AD) identifies Lud's descendants with the Lazones or
Alazonii (names usually taken as variants of the "Halizones"
said by Strabo to have once lived along the Halys) while it
derives the Lydians from the aforementioned Ludim, son of
It has been conjectured by others that Lud's descendants
spread to areas of the far-east beyond Elam, or that they
were identified with the Lullubi. Some scholars have also
associated the Biblical Lud with the Lubdu of Assyrian
sources, who inhabited certain parts of western Media and
The Muslim historian Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari (c. 915)
recounts a tradition that the wife of Lud was named Shakbah,
daughter of Japheth, and that she bore him "Faris, Jurjan,
and the races of Faris". He further asserts that Lud was the
progenitor of not only the Persians, but also the Amalekites
and Canaanites, and all the peoples of the East, Oman,
Hejaz, Syria, Egypt, and Bahrein.
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