(dwellers in a thirsty land ),a nation mentioned as contributing, together with Cushites and Sukkiim, to Shishaks army, ( 2 Chronicles 12:3 ) and apparently as forming with Cushites the bulk of Zerahs army, ( 2 Chronicles 16:8 ) spoken of by Nahum, ( Nahum 3:9 ) with Put or Phut, as helping No-amon (Thebes), of which Cush and Egypt were the strength. Upon the Egyptian monuments we find representations of a people called Rebu or Lebu, who correspond to the Lubim, and who may be placed on the African coast to the westward of Egypt, perhaps extending far beyond the Cyrenaica.
A people mentioned in the Old Testament (2 Chronicles 12:3; 16:8; Daniel 11:43; Nahum 3:9). In all these cases the word is translated in the King James Version "Libyans"; in the Revised Version (British and American) only in Daniel 11:43. The people so named had their seat in North Africa, West of Egypt (compare Acts 2:10, "the parts of Libya about Cyrene"). See LIBYA. On three different occasions the Libyans invaded Egypt, and at length, in the 10th century BC, succeeded in founding an Egyptian dynasty under SHISHAK (which see).
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