Luz

separation; departure; an almond

Luz

(almond tree). It seems impossible to discover with precision whether Luz and Bethel represent one and the same town–the former the Canannite, the latter the Hebrew, name–or whether they were distinct places, though in close proximity. The most probable conclusion is that the two places were, during the times preceding the conquest, distinct, Luz being […]

Luz

Luz

A nut-bearing tree, the almond. (1.) The ancient name of a royal Canaanitish city near the site of Bethel (Gen. 28:19; 35:6), on the border of Benjamin (Josh. 18:13). Here Jacob halted, and had a prophetic vision. (See [367]BETHEL.) (2.) A place in the land of the Hittites, founded (Judg. 1:26) by “a man who […]