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Luz (lŭz), almond tree. 1. The Canaanite name for the place in which Jacob rested and had a prophetic vision, and afterward the city of Bethel; now Beitin. Genesis 28:19; Genesis 35:6; Genesis 48:3; Joshua 16:2; Joshua 18:13; Judges 1:23. 2. A city in the land of the Hittites, built by an inhabitant of the original Luz, who was spared when the city was sacked, Judges 1:23; now Luweizîyeh, four miles northwest of Banias.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Luz'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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