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