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Lydia

Picture description: Paul meets with Lydia
Picture copyright: Cook Communications Ministries

bible verse

Isaiah 66:19; Acts 16:11

meaning

It refers to “from Lydia” in Greek. It was also the name of a historic region of Asia Minor which included Troy and Ephesus. However, in the New Testament Lydia was the name of a woman who was a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira and a worshiper of God. When she was listening to Paul’s message, God opened her heart; she was then converted to Christianity.

gender

Female

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Keywords

Ephesus    Lydia    Paul    purple    Troy   

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