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Holman Bible Dictionary

Uz

(uhz) Personal and place name perhaps meaning, “replacement.” 1. Unspecified territory, most likely in Hauran south of Damascus (Jeremiah 25:20 ) or else between Edom and northern Arabia (Job 1:1; Lamentations 4:21 ). 2 . Descendant of Shem's son Aram (Genesis 10:23; 1 Chronicles 1:17 ) and progenitor of an Aramaean tribe. 3. Descendant of Abraham's brother Nahor (Genesis 22:21 ). 4 . Descendant of Esau (Genesis 36:28 ) and member of the Horite branch of Edomites.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

Bibliography Information
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Uz'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/u/uz.html. 1991.

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