Luz and Lud

George Athas gathas at
Sun Dec 5 17:28:54 EST 1999

Prompted by some recent threads, I want to ask the list whether anyone thinks there is any
connection between Lud (Lydia in Asia Minor) and the 'Luz' of Jdg 1:26 which is said to be
the name of a Hittite city built by a former citizen of Bethel-Luz? Can we posit any of
the zayin-daleth development which we see in Aramaic in the two names here?

Best regards,
George Athas
 Dept of Semitic Studies,
 University of Sydney
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