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Uz
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Uz
Uz (עוּץ‎, uts). The homeland of Job (Job 1:1) and a place spoken of by the prophets (Jer 25:20; Lam 4:21).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Uz (Place)
UZ (PLACE) [Heb ʿûṣ (עוּץ)]. A country in NW Arabia (Jer 25:20; Job 1:1; Lam 4:21), which various geographical lists in the OT connect with either Aram (Gen 10:23; Gen 22:21; 1 Chr 1:17) or Edom (Gen 36:28; 1 Chr 1:42).Jer 25:20 places “all the kings of the country of Uz (MT hāʿûṣ), and all the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Uz (Place)
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 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)
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)
Uz
Uz (uhz).1 The son of Aram and grandson of Shem (Gen. 10:23). In 1 Chron. 1:17, Uz is listed as a “son” (probably meaning “descendant”) of Shem.2 The son of Nahor and Milcah and brother of Buz (Gen. 22:21). Nahor was Abraham’s brother.3 The son of Dishan and brother of Aran the Horite (Gen. 36:28;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Uz
UZ. Three men in the Bible are named Uz.1. The oldest son of Nahor (Gen 22:21, RSV; Huz in KJV).2. Grandson of Seir (Gen 36:28; 1 Chr 1:42).3. Son of Aram in the Table of Nations (Gen 10:23). Thus the name is of an ancient Aramaic tribe, probably the same as the Ausitai who lived in the desert W of
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Uz
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 (Place)
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
Uz (Place)
UZ [ŭz] (Heb. ˓ûṣ) (PLACE). The homeland of Job (Job 1:1), the precise location of which is unknown. Many modern scholars place it somewhere in the desert south of the Dead Sea, perhaps near Edom (Lam. 4:21; cf. Jer. 25:20, which seems to associate it with Philistine territory) or somewhat to
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Uz
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
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.