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Lydia

  • Lydia lived in the city of Philippi, a Roman colony and the leading city of Macedonia. Lydia was a wealthy business woman and a dealer in purple cloth. Paul (see Paul for image of Paul) and his friend Silas visited Philippi on their missionary journey to Thessalonica.
  • This part of Lydia's story is found in Acts, chapter 16, verses 11 to 12.
  • Lydia appears in our Ballyhoo! game; and will appear in our Bible Belles game.
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City gates

  • Paul and Silas went outside the city gates towards the river to find somewhere to pray.
  • This part of Lydia's story is found in Acts, chapter 16, verse 13.
  • City gates are also found in the stories of Samson ripping off the gates at Gaza and Blind Bartimaeus' sight being restored at Jericho.
  • City gates do not appear in any Lootro game yet but watch this space for news.
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River

  • Beside the river, Paul and Silas started to talk to a group of women, including Lydia. She responded to Paul's message and was baptised, along with the rest of her family. Lydia invited Paul and Silas to stay with her while they were in Philippi.
  • This part of Lydia's story is found in Acts, chapter 16, verses 13 to 15.
  • Rivers are also found in the stories of Moses crossing the Red Sea, Joshua entering the Promised Land, General Naaman's cure for leprosy and John's baptism of Jesus.
  • Rivers do not appear in any Lootro game yet but watch this space for news.
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Prison

  • Paul and Silas were accused of public disorder. They were stripped, beaten and locked up in jail. After they were pardoned and released from prison, they returned to Lydia's house to see their friends. Then they left the city to continue on their journey.
  • This part of Lydia's story is found in Acts, chapter 16, verses 16 to 40.
  • Prisons are also found in the stories of Joseph's encounter with the butler and the baker, John the Baptist's arrest by King Herod, Paul and Silas surviving an earthquake and Peter's release by an angel.
  • Prisons do not appear in any Lootro game yet but watch this space for news.
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