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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