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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Luz

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

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    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Luz'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/l/luz.html. 1897.

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