(1.) The fourth son of Shem (Genesis 10:22; 1 Chronicles 1:17), ancestor of the Lydians probably.
(2.) One of the Hamitic tribes descended from Mizraim (Genesis 10:13), a people of Africa (Ezek. 27:10; 30:5), on the west of Egypt. The people called Lud were noted archers (Isaiah 66:19; Comp. Jeremiah 46:9).