Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Luz : a nut-bearing tree, the almond.

  1. 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.)
  2. 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.
Related Resources
  • Hitchcocks’s Bible Names
  • Smith’s Bible Dictionary