Lydda (Acts 9:32)

“Peter went here

And there

Among all the believers.

He came down also

To the saints

That lived at Lydda.”

Ἐγένετο δὲ Πέτρον διερχόμενον διὰ πάντων κατελθεῖν καὶ πρὸς τοὺς ἁγίους τοὺς κατοικοῦντας Λύδδα.

The author of Acts indicated that Peter (Ἐγένετο δὲ Πέτρον) went here and there (διερχόμενον) among all the believers (διὰ πάντων).  He came down (κατελθεῖν) also to the saints (καὶ πρὸς τοὺς ἁγίους) that lived at Lydda (τοὺς κατοικοῦντας Λύδδα).  Now the focus shifted to Peter and his works, as Saul was sent home.  Peter, as the leader of this early Christian group, went all over the place, visiting the saints or holy ones of Jesus.  Finally, he went to Lydda, a town about 12 miles from the Mediterranean coast, on the road from Jerusalem to the port city of Joppa, some 20 miles from Jerusalem.  Today, that town is called Lod, in the old Benjamin territory, with the main Israelite airport, Ben Gurion airport, just outside this town.  Peter continued with his travels.  Do you travel much?

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