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Strong's #3870 - לוּז

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probably from (H3869) (as growing there)
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Luz = “almond tree”

1) the early name of Bethel and probably the name of the town in close proximity to the actual location of the altar and pillar of Jacob

2) the name of a town in the land of the Hittites; site unknown

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (8)
Genesis 3
Joshua 3
NAS (8)
Genesis 3
Joshua 3
HCS (8)
Genesis 3
Joshua 3
BSB (8)
Genesis 3
Joshua 3
ESV (8)
Genesis 3
Joshua 3
WEB (8)
Genesis 3
Joshua 3
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 II. לוּז proper name, of a location 1. former name of Bethel Genesis 28:19 (J), Genesis 35:6 (E), Genesis 48:3 (P), Joshua 18:13 (twice in verse) (P), Judges 1:23; apparently distinct from Biblical מִבֵּיתאֵֿל לוּ֫זָה Joshua 16:2 (J E; but ׳ל here perhaps explanatory gloss, see Di); ᵐ5 Λουζα, Genesis 28:19 [Ουλαμ]μαυς

2 city in hands of Hittites Judges 1:26 (on conjectures as to site see GFM); ᵐ5 Λουζα.

לוח (√ of following, meaning unknown; compare perhaps Arabic shine, gleam, flash (of star, lightning, etc.), or Syriac wipe out, efface with reference to smooth surface; but this = לחה).

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition


(1)  to bend, to bend aside. (Arabic لاَذَ Conj. I. III. to bend, to incline.)

(2) to turn away, to depart, to go back, Proverbs 3:21.

Niphal, particip. נָלוֹז perverted, i.e. perverse, wicked (compare עָוָה, עָקַשׁ), Proverbs 3:32 Neutr. נָלוֹו perverseness, wickedness, Isaiah 30:12. More fully, Proverbs 14:2, נלוֹז דְּרָכָיו “whose ways are perverse;” and Proverbs 2:15, נְלוֹזִים בְּמַעְגְּלוֹתָם id.

Hiphil, fut. יַלִּיזוּ (inflected in the Chaldee manner, like יַלִּינוּ from לוּן); i.q. Kal, to go away, depart, Proverbs 4:21.

לוּז m.

(1)  the almond tree, Genesis 30:37. (Arab. لُوزُ, لُوزَةُ Syr. ܠܘܽܙܐܳ. Its derivation is hardly to be sought for in the Phœnicio-Shemitic languages. It seems to be softened from the original form, which, in Armenian, is preserved in րՆԳջ engies; Lat. in nux; which, with a different inflection, is found in Hebrew, in אֱגוֹז a nut.)

(2) [Luz], pr.n.

(a) of a town in the tribe of Benjamin, called also from its neighbouring sanctuary בֵּית אֵל [but see Genesis 27:17, for the true reason of this latter name], (see p. 117, A ), Joshua 18:13; Judges 1:23.

(b) another in the country of the Hittites, founded by an inhabitant of the former. Judges 1:26.

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List of Word Forms
בְּל֖וּז בלוז ל֑וּזָה ל֔וּז ל֗וּזָה ל֙וּזָה֙ ל֥וּז לֽוּז׃ לוז לוז׃ לוזה bə·lūz beLuz bəlūz lū·zāh luz lūz Luzah lūzāh
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