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Uz

Meaning: fertile land

This was the name of a land and three biblical men…

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

  2. The land of Uz may have been named after the above man who settled this region. [See: Land of Uz]

  3. One of the Horitedukes” in the land of Edom (Gen. 36:28).

  4. The eldest son of Nahor, Abraham's brother (Gen. 22:21, Revised Version).

Author: Matthew G. Easton, with minor editing by Paul S. Taylor.