THE LETTER L - bible females
LAPIDOTH: (Hebrew= )
Deborah is called “the wife of Lapidoth” (Judg. 4:4). Some have rendered the expression “a woman of a fiery spirit,” under the supposition that Lapidoth is not a proper name, a woman of a torch-like spirit.
LEAH: (Hebrew= )
the eldest daughter of Laban, and sister of Rachel (Gen. 29:16)
Jacob took her to wife through a deceit of her father (Gen. 29:23). She was “tender-eyed” (17). She bore to Jacob six sons (32-35), also one daughter, Dinah (30:21). She accompanied Jacob into Canaan, and died there before the time of the going down into Egypt (Gen. 31), and was buried in the cave of Machpelah (49:31).
LOIS: (Greek= )
the maternal grandmother of Timothy
She is commended by Paul for her faith (2 Tim. 1:5).
1) LO-RUHAMAH: (Hebrew= )
Meaning: not pitied
the name of the prophet Hosea's first daughter, (or by visionary allegory) (Hos. 1:6; 2:23).
2) LO-RUHAMAH: (Hebrew= )
Etymology: not pitied
a type of Jehovah's temporary rejection of his people (Hos. 1:6; 2:23).
LYDIA: (Greek= )
The name of a biblical province and a woman…
A woman of Thyatira, a “seller of purple,” who dwelt in Philippi (Acts 16:14, 15). She was not a Jewess but a proselyte. The Lord opened her heart as she heard the gospel from the lips ofPaul (16:13). She thus became the first in Europe who embraced Christianity. She was a person apparently of considerable wealth, for she could afford to give a home to Paul and his companions. (See THYATIRA.)
ALSO (for etymological study) Ezek. 30:5 (Hebrew: Lud), a province in the west of Asia Minor, which derived its name from the fourth son of Shem (Gen. 10:22). It was bounded on the east by the greater Phrygia, and on the west by Ionia and the AEgean Sea.