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Lachish
Key city in the southern Shephelah. It was destroyed by the Assyrians during the reign of Hezekiah, and later by the Babylonians and Nebuchadnezzar.

Lamb of God
Jesus is called the Lamb of God. He was sacrificed like a lamb to take away the sins of God's people. (See Passover ).

Legion
A military designation. Composed of spear men, archers, tacticians/strategists, cavalry, and reserves. Some of the best Roman legions, including the tenth, were stationed in Israel during the first century. Legion also was used to describe a host of demons or an army of angels.

Leprosy
The word used in the Bible for different skin diseases and infections.

Leviathan
A sea monster.

Lord, lord
(in small letters or initial capital) means "master" or someone who is in control. The early followers of Jesus said "Jesus is Lord" to mean that he has authority over everything.

LORD
(in all capital letters) refers to the personal name of God. The Hebrew word for this name is Yahweh, which means "I AM WHO I AM." This name tells us that God is always with his people.

Lower City
The district of Jerusalem that housed most of the common people during Jesus day. It was built on the slope of the Western Hill, reaching into the Tyropean Valley; where Jesus sent the blind man to wash the mud from his eyes in the Pool of Siloam.