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Founder of Luz
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Luz
Luz (לוּז‎, luz). Former name of Bethel (Gen 28:19; 35:6; 48:3; Josh 16:2; 18:13; Judg 1:23). For further details, see this article: Bethel North of Jerusalem.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Luz (Place)
LUZ (PLACE) [Heb lûz (לוּז‎)]. 1. Formerly the place name for Bethel (Gen 28:19; 35:6; 48:3; Judg 1:23; Jub. 27:19, 26). According to Gen 28:10–22, it was Jacob who renamed the place Bethel after he encountered God in that place (M.R. 172148).The tribal-boundary descriptions locate Luz on or near the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Luz
Luz. 1. Original Canaanite name of the city of Bethel (Gn 28:19; 35:6). It was here that Jacob had a vision of God. In recognition of God’s presence he called the place “the house of God” (beth-El). Jacob may not have been in the city itself, which might account for the seeming discrepancy in Joshua
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Luz
2. A city in the land of the Hittites built by a man who had escaped from Canaanite Luz after betraying it to “the house of Joseph” (Jgs. 1:26). It could be anywhere in the region now known as Syria and Lebanon, which the Hittites occupied. Simon (GTTOT, p. 283) suggested that Luweizeh, halfway between
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Luz
LUZ1. Original Canaanite name of the city of Bethel (Gn 28:19; 35:6). It was here that Jacob had a vision of God. In recognition of God’s presence he called the place “the house of God” (beth-El). Jacob may not have been in the city itself, which might account for the seeming discrepancy in Joshua 16:2.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Luz
Luz (luhz).1 The Canaanite name of the city that was renamed Bethel by Jacob (Gen. 28:19; 35:6). Luz/Bethel was on the border between Benjamin and Ephraim (Josh. 16:2; 18:13; Judg. 1:23). Josh. 16:2 implies that Luz and Bethel are distinct places. Nevertheless, on the basis of all other references,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Luz
LUZ1. The earlier name of Bethel (Gen 28:19; 35:6; Josh 18:13; Jdg 1:23). The name Luz (“almond tree”) also appears in Gen 48:3; Josh 16:2.The texts of Josh 16:2 and 18:13 deserve special attention. A problem is posed by the earlier reference, for the text speaks of the boundary of the descendants
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Luz
LUZ. The ancient name of *Bethel, which was so named by Jacob after he had dreamed of the ladder from heaven to earth after spending the night near to the city (Gn. 28:19; 35:6; 48:3). It was the site of Jacob’s sojourn near to the city, rather than the city itself, that received the name Bethel (Jos.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Luz
Luz (Heb. lûz)1. The site of Jacob’s ladder dream. Jacob used a stone as a pillow, and when he awoke, he anointed the stone with oil and called it Bethel, “house of God” (Gen. 28:10–22; cf. 35:6; 48:3; Josh. 18:13; Judg. 1:23). Josh. 16:2 suggests that two distinct sites are intended, but most likely
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Luz
Luz (almond tree). It seems impossible to discover with precision whether Luz and Bethel represent one and the same town—the former the Canaanite, 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 New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Luz
LUZ (luz; “almond tree”).1. The ancient (Canaanite) name of Bethel (Gen. 28:19; 35:6; 48:3), or a town that formerly stood upon or near the latter city (see Bethel). In Josh. 16:2 “Luz is distinguished from Beth-el because the reference is not to the town of Beth-el, but to the southern range of mountains
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