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ATS Bible Dictionary

The land in which Job dwelt, Job 1:1 Jeremiah 25:20 La 4:21. The Seventy call it Ausitis. It appears to have been a region in Arabia Deserta, between Palestine, Idumaea, and the Euphrates, and most probably not far from the borders of Idumaea. It is uncertain whether its inhabitants were descendants of Uz the son of Aram, Huz the son of Nahor, or Uz the Horite, Genesis 10:23 22:21 36:28. They appear to have had much knowledge of the true God and the principles of virtue and religion.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Fertile land.

(1.) The son of Aram, and grandson of Shem (Genesis 10:23; 1 Chronicles 1:17).

(2.) One of the Horite "dukes" in the land of Edom (Genesis 36:28).

(3.) The eldest son of Nahor, Abraham's brother (Genesis 22:21, R.V.).

Uz, The land of

Where Job lived (1:1; Jeremiah 25:20; Lamentations 4:21), probably somewhere to the east or south-east of Palestine and north of Edom. It is mentioned in Scripture only in these three passages.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
UZ (1)

uz (uts 'erets uts; Os, Ox, Ausitis):

Biblical Data:

(1) In Genesis 10:23 Uz is the oldest son of Aram and grandson of Shem, while in 1 Chronicles 1:17 Uz is the son of Shem. Septuagint inserts a passage which supplies this lacking name. As the tables of the nations in Genesis 10 are chiefly geographical and ethnographical, Uz seems to have been the name of a district or nation colonized by or descended from Semites of the Aramean tribe or family.

(2) The son of Nahor by Milcah, and older brother of Buz (Genesis 2:21). Here the name is doubtless personal and refers to an individual who was head of a clan or tribe kindred to that of Abraham.

(3) A son of Dishan, son of Seir the Horite (Genesis 36:28), and personal name of a Horite or perhaps of mixed Horite and Aramean blood.

(4) The native land and home of Job (Job 1:1), and so situated as to be in more or less proximity to the tribe of the Temanites (Job 2:11), the Shuhites (Job 2:11), the Naamathites (Job 2:11), the Buzites (Job 32:2), and open to the inroads of the Chaldeans (Job 1:17), and the Sabeans (Job 1:15 the Revised Version (British and American)), as well as exposed to the great Arabian Desert (1:19). See the next article.

(5) A kingdom of some importance somewhere in Southern Syria and not far from Judea, having a number of kings (Jeremiah 25:20).

(6) A kingdom, doubtless the same as that of Jeremiah 25:20 and inhabited by or in subjection to the Edomites (Lamentations 4:21), and hence not far from Edom.

James Josiah Reeve

UZ (2)

('uts; Septuagint Ausitis; Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) Ausitis): The home of the patriarch Job (Job 1:1 Jeremiah 25:20, "all the kings of the land of Uz"; La 4:21, "daughter of Edom, that dwellest in the land of Uz"). The land of Uz was, no doubt, the pasturing-ground inhabited by one of the tribes of that name, if indeed there be more than one tribe intended. The following are the determining data occurring in the Book of Job. The country was subject to raids by Chaldeans and Sabeans (1:15, 17); Job's three friends were a Temanite, a Naamathite and a Shuhite (2:11); Elihu was a Buzite (32:2); and Job himself is called one of the children of the East (Qedhem). The Chaldeans (kasdim, descendants of Chesed, son of Nahor, Genesis 22:22) inhabited Mesopotamia; a branch of the Sabeans also appears to have taken up its abode in Northern Arabia (see SHEBA). Teman (Genesis 36:11) is often synonymous with Edom. The meaning of the designation amathite is unknown, but Shuah was a son of Keturah the wife of Abraham (Genesis 25:2), and so connected with Nahor. Shuah is identified with Suhu, mentioned by Tiglath-pileser I as lying one day's journey from Carchemish; and a "land of Uzza" is named by Shalmaneser II as being in the same neighborhood. Buz is a brother of Uz ("Huz," Genesis 22:21) and son of Nahor. Esar-haddon, in an expedition toward the West, passed through Bazu and Hazu, no doubt the same tribes. Abraham sent his children, other than Isaac (so including Shuah), "eastward to the land of Qedhem" (Genesis 25:6). These factors point to the land of Uz as lying somewhere to the Northeast of Palestine. Tradition supports such a site. Josephus says "Uz founded Trachonitis and Damascus" (Ant., I, vi, 4). Arabian tradition places the scene of Job s sufferings in the Hauran at Deir Eiyub (Job's monastery) near Nawa. There is a spring there, which. he made to flow by striking the rock with his foot (Koran 38 41), and his tomb. The passage in the Koran is, however, also made to refer to Job's Well.



Talmud of Jerusalem (French translation by M. Schwab, VII, 289) contains a discussion of the date of Job; Le Strange, Palestine under the Moslems, 220-23, 427, 515.

Thomas Hunter Weir

Strong's Hebrew
5756. uz -- to take or seek refuge
... 5755, 5756. uz. 5757 . to take or seek refuge. Transliteration: uz Phonetic
Spelling: (ooz) Short Definition: bring. ... 5755, 5756. uz. 5757 . Strong's Numbers
/hebrew/5756.htm - 6k

5780. Uts -- a son of Aram, also a son of Nahor, also an Edomite ...
... Pal. Transliteration: Uts Phonetic Spelling: (oots) Short Definition: Uz.
Word Origin ... Pal. NASB Word Usage Uz (8). Uz. Apparently from ...
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4581. maoz -- a place or means of safety, protection
... Word Origin from uz Definition a place or means of safety, protection NASB Word
Usage defense (4), fortress (4), fortresses (3), helmet (2), protection (2 ...
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498. Eluzay -- "God is my strength," one of David's heroes
... Eluzai. Word Origin from el and uz Definition "God is my strength," one
of David's heroes NASB Word Usage Eluzai (1). Eluzai. From ...
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So Die Bluomen Uz Dem Grase Dringent
... So die bluomen uz dem grase dringent. "When the flowers out of the grass are springing,
And seem to laugh at the glorious sun,. On an early morning in May,. ...
/.../winkworth/christian singers of germany/so die bluomen uz dem.htm

From the Flood to Abraham
... Aram, one of the sons of Japheth, settled in Syria near Damascus in northern part
of Mesopotamia and through his son, Uz, gave the name of Uz to the territory ...
/.../tidwell/the bible period by period/chapter iii from the flood.htm

I Know that My Redeemer Liveth
... deep, so that ages should not wear it out; that when any asked, "Where does Job
sleep?" as soon as they saw the sepulchre of the patriarch of Uz, they might ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 9 1863/i know that my redeemer.htm

How Every Nation was Denominated from their First Inhabitants.
... called Lydians. Of the four sons of Aram, Uz founded Trachonitis and Damascus:
this country lies between Palestine and Celesyria. Ul ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 6 how every nation.htm

Chapter xxxvi
... These are the children of Dishan: Uz and Aran. ... The man "Uz" (v.28) may have given
name to the land of Uz from which Job came (Job 1:1). Who knows? ...
/.../ of genesis volume 1/chapter xxxvi.htm

Christian Singers of Germany
... of its tender and passionate. Walter von der Vogelweide. So die bluomen uz
dem grase dringent. MAY MIRACLES. But others treat of higher ...
// singers of germany/

Massillon -- the Small Number of the Elect
... with God; Joshua and Caleb the only two of six hundred thousand Hebrews who saw
the Land of Promise; Job the only upright man in the land of Uz; Lot, in Sodom. ...
/.../kleiser/the worlds great sermons volume 3/massillon the small number.htm

Christian Sympathy
... I trust that many of you can in your measure use the language of the man of Uz,
and say, "When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 8 1863/christian sympathy.htm

The Good Man Useful in Life and Happy in Death.
... description given of Job. "There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name
was Job: And that man was perfect and upright.". In the text ...
/.../lee/sermons on various important subjects/sermon xxv the good man.htm

Here Followeth the History of Job
... Read on the first Sunday of September. There was a man in the land of Uz named Job,
and this man was simple, rightful and dreading God, and going from all evil. ...
/.../wells/bible stories and religious classics/here followeth the history of.htm

Uz (8 Occurrences)
... (3.) The eldest son of Nahor, Abraham's brother (Genesis 22:21, RV). Uz, The
land of. Where ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. UZ (1). uz...
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Uz'ziel (16 Occurrences)
Uz'ziel. Uzziel, Uz'ziel. Uzzielite . Multi-Version Concordance
Uz'ziel (16 Occurrences). Exodus 6:18 The sons of Kohath ...
/u/uz'ziel.htm - 10k

Je'uz (1 Occurrence)
Je'uz. Jeuz, Je'uz. Jevanim . Multi-Version Concordance Je'uz (1 Occurrence).
1 Chronicles 8:10 and Jeuz, and Shachia, and Mirmah. ...
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Uz'zen-she'erah (1 Occurrence)
Uz'zen-she'erah. Uzzen-sheerah, Uz'zen-she'erah. Uzzensherah .
Multi-Version Concordance Uz'zen-she'erah (1 Occurrence). ...
/u/uz'zen-she'erah.htm - 6k

Pe'rez-uz'zah (1 Occurrence)
Pe'rez-uz'zah. Perez-uzzah, Pe'rez-uz'zah. Perfect . Multi-Version
Concordance Pe'rez-uz'zah (1 Occurrence). 2 Samuel ...
/p/pe'rez-uz'zah.htm - 6k

Pe'rez-uz'za (1 Occurrence)
Pe'rez-uz'za. Perez-uzza, Pe'rez-uz'za. Perezuzzah . Multi-Version
Concordance Pe'rez-uz'za (1 Occurrence). 1 Chronicles ...
/p/pe'rez-uz'za.htm - 6k

Uzziel (17 Occurrences)
... u-zi'-el, uz'-i-el, oo'-zi-el (`uzzi'el, "El (God) is my strength"): (1) A "son"
of Kohath (Exodus 6:18, 22 Leviticus 10:4 Numbers 3:19, 30 1 Chronicles 6:2 ...
/u/uzziel.htm - 14k

Uzza (10 Occurrences)'-a, uz'-a ('uzzah (2 Samuel 6:6-8), otherwise `uzza' meaning uncertain): (1)
One of those who accompanied the ark on its journey from Kiriath-jearim toward ...
/u/uzza.htm - 13k

Uzzah (10 Occurrences)'-a, uz'-a ('uzzah (2 Samuel 6:6-8), otherwise `uzza' meaning uncertain): (1)
One of those who accompanied the ark on its journey from Kiriath-jearim toward ...
/u/uzzah.htm - 13k

Uzzen-sheerah (1 Occurrence)
Uzzen-sheerah. Uzzensheerah, Uzzen-sheerah. Uz'zen-she'erah . Int. ... (See JPS
ASV BBE DBY NAS). Uzzensheerah, Uzzen-sheerah. Uz'zen-she'erah . Reference
/u/uzzen-sheerah.htm - 7k

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Uz (8 Occurrences)

Genesis 10:23
The sons of Aram: Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash.

Genesis 22:21
Uz his firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel the father of Aram,

Genesis 36:28
These are the children of Dishan: Uz and Aran.

1 Chronicles 1:17
The sons of Shem: Elam, and Asshur, and Arpachshad, and Lud, and Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech.

1 Chronicles 1:42
The sons of Ezer: Bilhan, and Zaavan, Jaakan. The sons of Dishan: Uz, and Aran.

Job 1:1
There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job. That man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God, and turned away from evil.

Jeremiah 25:20
and all the mixed people, and all the kings of the land of the Uz, and all the kings of the Philistines, and Ashkelon, and Gaza, and Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod;

Lamentations 4:21
Rejoice and be glad, daughter of Edom, that dwell in the land of Uz: The cup shall pass through to you also; you shall be drunken, and shall make yourself naked.



Uz: A Country of: Unknown Location: Home of Job

Uz: A Country of: Unknown Location: Prophecies Concerning

Uz: Son of Aram

Uz: Son of Dishan

Uz: Son of Nahor

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Pe'rez-uz'zah (1 Occurrence)

Pe'rez-uz'za (1 Occurrence)

Uzziel (17 Occurrences)

Uzza (10 Occurrences)

Uzzah (10 Occurrences)

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Dishan (5 Occurrences)

Meshech (11 Occurrences)

Perez-uzza (1 Occurrence)

Aran (2 Occurrences)

East (228 Occurrences)

Utters (26 Occurrences)

Genealogy (29 Occurrences)

Aram (130 Occurrences)

Nations (683 Occurrences)

Job (60 Occurrences)

Table (125 Occurrences)

Hul (2 Occurrences)

Za'avan (2 Occurrences)

Zaavan (2 Occurrences)

Zavan (1 Occurrence)

Kemu'el (2 Occurrences)

Kemuel (3 Occurrences)

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Uzzensherah (1 Occurrence)

Uzai (1 Occurrence)

Uzzi (11 Occurrences)


Ox (197 Occurrences)

Oldest (58 Occurrences)

Jakan (2 Occurrences)

Ja'akan (1 Occurrence)

Jevanim (1 Occurrence)

Jaakan (4 Occurrences)

Gazah (16 Occurrences)

Gazzah (1 Occurrence)

Whole-hearted (6 Occurrences)

Issues (8 Occurrences)

Folk (9 Occurrences)

Tammuz (1 Occurrence)


Eschewed (1 Occurrence)

Elihu (11 Occurrences)

Ezer (10 Occurrences)

Dweller (13 Occurrences)

Mash (2 Occurrences)

Perez-uzzah (1 Occurrence)

Perezuzzah (1 Occurrence)

Perezuzza (1 Occurrence)

Buz (3 Occurrences)

Bilhan (3 Occurrences)

Chesed (1 Occurrence)

Arpachshad (6 Occurrences)

Akan (2 Occurrences)

Arphaxad (10 Occurrences)

Ashkelon (12 Occurrences)

Abstained (2 Occurrences)

Azzah (4 Occurrences)

Arpach'shad (9 Occurrences)

Ash'kelon (10 Occurrences)

Shunned (4 Occurrences)

Dwellest (27 Occurrences)

Lud (10 Occurrences)

First-born (110 Occurrences)

Shem (17 Occurrences)

Strip (33 Occurrences)

Drunken (38 Occurrences)

Blameless (81 Occurrences)

Ashdod (21 Occurrences)

Ekron (20 Occurrences)

Arabia (9 Occurrences)

Stripped (62 Occurrences)

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