Uz —There was a man in the Land of Uz

February 17, 2016

Uz (son of Aram)

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According to the Table of nations of Genesis 10 in the Hebrew Bible, Uz (Hebrew: עוּץ‘Ūṣ) is one of the sons of Aram, son of Shem.[1] This makes him a great-grandson of Noah.

He may have given his name to an area of the Middle East, later inhabited by the Old Testament character Job. Flavius Josephus (Ant. 1.6.4) states the tradition that he founded the cities of Trachonitis and Damascus.

According to Ibn Kathir, a known Muslim scholar, he was the father of ‘Ad, the ancestor of the people of ʿĀd.

There was a man in the Land of Uz, whose name was Job-

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