Meaning: a nut-bearing tree, the Almond

The name of two biblical cities…

  1. Luz, near Bethel

    This ancient royal Canaanitish city was 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.)

  2. Luz, 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 northwest of Banias.