The land of Uz

Hebrew: 'Uwts

This is the ancient land where Job lived, sometime after the Flood.

It is mentioned in the Bible in these three verses: 1:1; Jeremiah 25:20; Lam. 4:21.

It may have been named after Uz, the son of Aram, who settled this region. Genesis 36:20-21 seems to indicate that this area was conquered by Horites and eventually Edomites, and became known as Edom (Lamentations 4:21).

Author: Paul S. Taylor.

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