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LIBYA (lĭb'ĭ-a). The ancient Greek name for northern Africa west of Egypt. The Hebrew is Put (Jer.46.9; Ezek.30.5; Ezek.38.5; Dan.11.43), and is so rendered by ASV and NIV, except Dan.11.43. It was the country of the Lubim, descendants of Ham (Gen.10.13). Cyrene was one of its cities (Acts.2.10).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

See Lubim.