Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)/Lydda

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“Lydda”
Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)
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See the modern Wikipedia entry at Lydda.

Lydda: a town in the tribe of Ephraim, mentioned only in the New Testament (Acts 9:32,35,38) as the scene of Peter's miracle in healing the paralytic AEneas. It lay about 9 miles east of Joppa, on the road from the sea-port to Jerusalem. In the Old Testament (1 Chronicles 8:12) it is called Lod. It was burned by the Romans, but was afterwards rebuilt, and was known by the name of Diospolis. Its modern name is Ludd. The so-called patron saint of England, St. George, is said to have been born here.