Luz @ a nut-bearing tree, the almond. (1.) The ancient name of a royal Canaanitish city near the site of Bethel Genesis:28:19Genesis: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.