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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Uz (Place). Homeland of Job (Jb 1:1). It appears in parallels with Edom and is associated with the Uz in the family tree of the original Horites in Seir (Lam 4:21). Uz is referred to among the kings of the world (Jer 25:20) in an obscure geographical context. Uz is followed by Philistia and then by the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Uz uz [Heb. ʿûṣ]. The name of an undefined land mentioned in three OT passages. In Jer. 25:20f its kings are mentioned with those of the Philistines, Edom, Moab, and the sons of Ammon in Jeremiah’s prophecy of the cup of wrath for the nations; in Lam. 4:21 it is the land where the “daughter of Edom”
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
UZ (Place) Homeland of Job (Jb 1:1). The name appears in parallels with Edom and is associated with the Uz in the family tree of the original Horites in Seir (Lam 4:21). The book of Job does not locate the land of Uz, but it does say that the sons of the East (Kedem) lived there (Jb 1:3). Uz is also
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
UZ. 1. Son of Aram and grandson of Shem (Gn. 10:23). In 1 Ch. 1:17 Uz (Heb. ‘ûṣ, perhaps related to Arab. ‘Awḍ, the name of a deity) is named among the sons, i.e. descendants, of Shem. 2. Son of Nahor and Milcah and brother of Buz (Gn. 22:21, where av reads Huz). 3. Son of Dishan and grandson of Seir,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Uz (Heb. ʿûṣ) (PLACE)The homeland of Job (Job 1:1). Two traditions exist concerning the location of Uz: Edom in the southeast and Syria in the northeast. Neither tradition is completely persuasive, and the evidence concerning the location cannot be reconciled.Among the arguments for the Edomite location,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Catholic Bible Dictionary
UZ1. The homeland of Job and the setting of the book that bears his name (Job 1:1). Biblical references to Uz suggest that it was near Israel, although its exact location remains uncertain (Jer 25:20). Lamentations 4:21 seems to put the area near Edom, southeast of Israel, and the book of Job says it
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Uz (wooded).1. A son of Aram, Gen. 10:23; 1 Chron. 1:17, and consequently a grandson of Shem. (b.c. 2400–2300.)2. A son of Nahor by Milcah. Gen. 22:21; Authorized Version, Huz. (b.c. about 1900.)3. A son of Dishan, and grandson of Scir. Gen. 36:28. (b.c. after 1800.)4. The country in which Job lived.