Luz [H] [S]

a nut-bearing tree, the almond.

  • The ancient name of a royal Canaanitish city near the site of Bethel ( Genesis 28:19 ; 35:6 ), on the border of Benjamin ( Joshua 18:13 ). Here Jacob halted, and had a prophetic vision. (See BETHEL .)

  • A place in the land of the Hittites, founded ( Judges 1:26 ) by "a man who came forth out of the city of Luz." It is identified with Luweiziyeh, 4 miles north-west of Banias.

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Luz". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .