Places Study on Luz

Places Study on Luz

Genesis 28: And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.
Genesis 35: So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Bethel, he and all the people that were with him.
Genesis 48: And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,
Joshua 16: And goeth out from Bethel to Luz, and passeth along unto the borders of Archi to Ataroth,
Joshua 18: And the border went over from thence toward Luz, to the side of Luz, which is Bethel, southward; and the border descended to Atarothadar, near the hill that lieth on the south side of the nether Bethhoron.
Judges 1: And the house of Joseph sent to descry Bethel. (Now the name of the city before was Luz.)
Judges 1: And the man went into the land of the Hittites, and built a city, and called the name thereof Luz: which is the name thereof unto this day.
1 Chronicles 12: Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and Shemariah, and Shephatiah the Haruphite,

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Luz
A nut-bearing tree, the almond.
The ancient name of a royal Canaanitish city near the site of Bethel (Genesis 28:19 ; 35:6 ), on the border of Benjamin (Joshua 18:13 ). Here Jacob halted, and had a prophetic vision. (See BETHEL .)



A place in the land of the Hittites, founded ( Judges 1:26 ) by "a man who came forth out of the city of Luz." It is identified with Luweiziyeh, 4 miles north-west of Banias.


Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Luz
(See BETHEL.) Luz was originally the city, Bethel the pillar and altar of Jacob; in Genesis 12:8 it is called Bethel by anticipation (Genesis 28:19), after Ephraim's conquest the town Bethel arose. The nearness of the two accounts for their being identified in all eases where there was no special reason for distinguishing them. After one of the townsmen of ancient Luz had betrayed it to Israel he went into "the land of the Hittites," and built a city of the same name (Judges 1:23-26). Answering to Khirbet Lozeh, close to Beitin.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Luz
LUZ. 1. Genesis 28:19 ; Genesis 35:6 ; Genesis 48:3 , Joshua 16:2 ; Joshua 18:13 , Judges 1:23-26 . The exact locality is uncertain, and a comparison of the above passages will show that it is also uncertain whether Luz and Bethel were one or two sites. In Genesis 28:19 it is stated that Jacob changed the name of the place of his vision from Luz to Bethel (cf. also Genesis 35:6 , Judges 1:23 ). The two passages in Joshua, however, seem to contradict this; both of them speak of Luz and Bethel as two distinct places. A possible solution is that Luz was the name of the old Canaanite city, and Bethel the pillar and altar of Jacob outside the city. 2. Luz is also the name of a city built on Hittite territory after the destruction of the original Canaanite city ( Judges 1:26 ).

T. A. Moxon.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Luz
(luhz) Place name meaning “almond tree.” 1. Original name of Bethel (Genesis 28:19 ). See Bethel . Joshua 16:2 seems to distinguish the two places, Bethel perhaps being the worship place and Luz the city. Bethel would then be Burj Beitin and Luz, Beitin. 2. A city in the land of the Hittites which a man founded after showing the tribe of Joseph how to conquer Bethel ( Judges 1:26 ). Its location is not known. See Hittites.



The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Luz
The original spot called afterwards "Bethel, the house of God." (Genesis 28:19) Luz seems to have meant separation.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Luz
Separation; departure; an almond
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Luz
1. City of the Canaanites, afterwards called BETHEL, q.v.

2. City in the land of the Hittites, built by the man who had betrayed the city in Canaan, and who called it after the same name. Judges 1:26 . Identified by some with ruins at el Luweiziyeh, 33 16' N, 35 36' E .

Webster's Dictionary - Luz
(n.) A bone of the human body which was supposed by certain Rabbinical writers to be indestructible. Its location was a matter of dispute.

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Luz
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.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Luz
The ancient name of a part at least of Bethel, Genesis 28:19 John 16:2 18:13 ; afterwards given to a smaller place founded by a refugee from Bethel, Judges 1:26 . See Bethel, Judges 1:26 . See BETHEL .

Smith's Bible Dictionary - Luz
(almond tree ). It seems impossible to discover with precision whether Luz and Bethel represent one and the same town--the former the Canannite, 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 times preceding the conquest, distinct, Luz being the city and Bethel the pillar and altar of Jacob that after the destruction of Luz by the tribe of Ephraim the town of Bethel arose. When the original Luz was destroyed, through the treachery of one of its inhabitants, the man who had introduced the Israelites into the town went into the "land of the Hittites" and built a city which he named after the former one. ( Judges 1:28 ) Its situation, as well as that of the land of the Hittites," has never been discovered, and is one of the favorable puzzles of Scripture geographers.

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Luz - Luz. The exact locality is uncertain, and a comparison of the above passages will show that it is also uncertain whether Luz and Bethel were one or two sites. In Genesis 28:19 it is stated that Jacob changed the name of the place of his vision from Luz to Bethel (cf. The two passages in Joshua, however, seem to contradict this; both of them speak of Luz and Bethel as two distinct places. A possible solution is that Luz was the name of the old Canaanite city, and Bethel the pillar and altar of Jacob outside the city. Luz is also the name of a city built on Hittite territory after the destruction of the original Canaanite city ( Judges 1:26 )
Hazel - The Hebrew term Luz occurs only in ( Genesis 30:37 ) Authorities are divided between the hazel and the almond tree as representing the Luz
Hazel - Luz
Luz - It seems impossible to discover with precision whether Luz and Bethel represent one and the same town--the former the Canannite, 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 times preceding the conquest, distinct, Luz being the city and Bethel the pillar and altar of Jacob that after the destruction of Luz by the tribe of Ephraim the town of Bethel arose. When the original Luz was destroyed, through the treachery of one of its inhabitants, the man who had introduced the Israelites into the town went into the "land of the Hittites" and built a city which he named after the former one
Luz - " (Genesis 28:19) Luz seems to have meant separation
Luz - Joshua 16:2 seems to distinguish the two places, Bethel perhaps being the worship place and Luz the city. Bethel would then be Burj Beitin and Luz, Beitin
Luz - Luz (lŭz), almond tree. 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
Hazel - The word is Luz , which is now thought to refer to the 'almond,' and is so translated in the R
Hazel - Luz, (Genesis 30:37 ), a nutbearing tree
Luz - ) Luz was originally the city, Bethel the pillar and altar of Jacob; in Genesis 12:8 it is called Bethel by anticipation (Genesis 28:19), after Ephraim's conquest the town Bethel arose. After one of the townsmen of ancient Luz had betrayed it to Israel he went into "the land of the Hittites," and built a city of the same name (Judges 1:23-26)
Luz - ) ... ... A place in the land of the Hittites, founded ( Judges 1:26 ) by "a man who came forth out of the city of Luz
Almond - The Hebrew word Luz , Translated "hazel" in the Authorized Version ( Genesis 30:37 ), is rendered in the Revised Version "almond. " It is probable that Luz Denotes the wild almond, while Shaked denotes the cultivated variety
Almond Tree - Luz, the original name of Bethel, was derived from one species of almond (Genesis 28:19; Genesis 30:37), Luz
Bethel - It was originally the royal Canaanite city of Luz (Genesis 28:19 ). The name Bethel was at first apparently given to the sanctuary in the neighbourhood of Luz, and was not given to the city itself till after its conquest by the tribe of Ephraim
Bethel - It was visited by Abraham, Genesis 12:8; Genesis 13:3; marked by Jacob after his vision of the ladder, Genesis 28:11-19; Genesis 31:13; dwelling-place of Jacob, Genesis 35:1-8; name applied to Luz, Judges 1:22-23
Bethel - The city, near the place, then bore the Canaanite name Luz. Bethel, the place, is expressly distinguished from Luz, the old Canaanite city. "Jacob called the name of that place Bethel, but the name of that city was called Luz at the first" (Joshua 16:1-2)
Almond - Luz ( Genesis 30:37 ), mistranslated ‘ hazel ,’ is certainly the almond; it is the name of the almond in modern Arabic
Bethel - Luz was the original name of the town. ‘Bethel’ in the end prevailed over ‘Luz,’ and the town came to be known by the name of the sanctuary, the neighbourhood of which lent it distinction
Bethel - House of God, the name of a city west of Hai, on the confines of the tribes of Ephraim and Benjamin, Genesis 12:8 28:10-22 , and occupying the spot where Jacob slept and had his memorable dream, the name he then gave it superseding the old name Luz, Judges 1:23
Beth'el - (Genesis 35:1-8 ) The original name was Luz
Bethel - ... In those days the town was known by its Canaanite name, Luz
Bethel - ... The city had been originally named Luz
Tithe - (Genesis 14:20 ; Hebrews 7:2,6 ) ... Jacob, after his vision at Luz, devoting a tenth of all his property to God in case he should return home in safety (Genesis 28:22 ) The first enactment of the law in respect of tithe is the declaration that the tenth of all produce, as well as of flocks and cattle belongs to Jehovah and must be offered to him that the tithe was to be paid in kind, or, if redeemed, with an addition of one fifth to its value
Jacob - But Jacob had no idea that God was at Luz, or would ever come down to talk with him there. How dreadful did all Jacob's life of sin look at Luz! He had had his own thoughts about himself, and about his mother, and about his father, and about his brother all these last three days across the wilderness. But it was not till that morning at Luz that Jacob learned to say: Against Thee, Thee only, have I sinned! How dreadful did his past life look now, as it lay naked and open under that gate of heaven and that shining ladder! The lasting lesson of that best of all mornings to Jacob is memorably preserved to us and to our children in our Second Paraphrase; and as we sing or say to God that noble piece we still reap into our own hearts the first sheaf out of the rich harvest of Jacob's life
Jacob - See references to his vision at Bethel and his possession of land at Shechem in John 1:51 ; 4:5,12 ; also to the famine which was the occasion of his going down into Egypt in Acts 7:12 (See Luz ; BETHEL
Ephraim (1) - " Jacob called to mind God's promise at Luz, "I will make thee fruitful," a Hebrew word related to Ephraim and to Ephrath, the scene of the death of his darling wife, Ephraim's grandmother (Genesis 35:11; Genesis 35:16; Genesis 48:4; Genesis 48:7; Genesis 48:13-19)
Shechem (1) - ... (1) The ruins below the western peak of Gerizim are still called Lozeh or Luz, the old name of Bethel; a western spur of Ebal has a site Amad ed Din, (possibly Joshua's altar on Ebal), bearing traces of the name Dan, and the hill is called Ras el Κady ("judgment" answering to the meaning of Dan)
Abraham - Soon after this, for some reason not mentioned, he removed his tent to the mountain district between Bethel, then called Luz, and Ai, towns about two miles apart, where he built an altar to "Jehovah
Judea - The principal places in the north-east quarter of the province were Jerusalem, the capital, which was entirely destroyed in the reign of Hadrian, and replaced by a new city named AElia, a little farther north, which is now the site of the modern Jerusalem; Jericho, the city of palm trees, about nineteen miles eastward of Jerusalem, and eight from the river Jordan; Phaselis, built by Herod in memory of his brother, fifteen miles north-west of Jericho; Archelais, built by Archelaus, ten miles north of Jericho; Gophna, fifteen miles north of Jerusalem, in the road to Sichem; Bethel, twelve miles north of Jerusalem, originally called Luz; Gilgal, about one mile and a half from Jericho; Engeddi, a hundred furlongs south south-east of Jericho, near the northern extremity of the Dead Sea; Masada, a strong fortress built by Judas Maccabeus, the last refuge of the Jews after the fall of Jerusalem; Ephraim, a small town westward of Jericho; Anathoth, a Levitical town, nearly four miles north of Jerusalem