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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a town of Lycaonia, in Asia Minor, in a wild district and among
    a rude population. Here Paul preached the gospel after he had
    been driven by persecution from Iconium (Acts 14:2-7). Here also
    he healed a lame man (8), and thus so impressed the ignorant and
    superstitious people that they took him for Mercury, because he
    was the "chief speaker," and his companion Barnabas for Jupiter,
    probably in consequence of his stately, venerable appearance;
    and were proceeding to offer sacrifices to them (13), when Paul
    earnestly addressed them and turned their attention to the true
    source of all blessings. But soon after, through the influence
    of the Jews from Antioch in Pisidia and Iconium, they stoned
    Paul and left him for dead (14:19). On recovering, Paul left for
    Derbe; but soon returned again, through Lystra, encouraging the
    disciples there to steadfastness. He in all likelihood visited
    this city again on his third missionary tour (Acts 18:23).
    Timothy, who was probably born here (2 Tim. 3:10, 11), was no
    doubt one of those who were on this occasion witnesses of Paul's
    persecution and his courage in Lystra.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Lystra, that dissolves or disperses