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Lydia – A Woman of the Bible
by Lisa Jones
Our Lesson on Lydia comes from Acts 16:6-40 in our main text Women of the Bible by Jean E Syswerda. Here are some important points. These points may not directly answer the questions on pages 219-220.
- Her name signifies that she was a woman of Lydia, a region in Asia Minor.
- She was a Gentile adherent to Judaism.
- She is described as a successful businesswoman; because she was a dealer of purple cloth. Purple cloth was expensive and valuable as a sign of nobility or royalty so she was a wealthy businesswoman.
- As head of household she was either widowed or single.
- So strong was her faith, that her entire household followed her example and was baptized.
- She extended hospitality to Paul and his companions, even after their imprisonment.
- From the city of Thyatira. This small city was known for…
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