19 Mar

Uz and Buz

I am not making this up. Abraham’s nephews names were Uz and Buz. Gen. 22:21

And yes there was a land of Uz. Not to be confused with land of Oz.

The land of Uz was perhaps made most famous by Job and may have originally been named after the first Uz, who was the son of Aram, and grandson of Shem (Genesis 10:23.

And believe it or not, there is actually a Buz, Albania, a municipality in the Tepelenë District, Gjirokastër County, southern Albania.

And people say towns in Oklahoma have weird names!

Can you imagine saying, “I am Buz from the land of Uz and I have a town named after me!”

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