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Buz

BUZ. 1. A nephew of Abraham and the second son of Nahor (Gen.22.21). His family apparently settled in Arabia. See Jer.25.23, where Buz is mentioned with various districts of Arabia. The word means “contempt” and probably illustrates an Eastern superstition of giving a baby an unpleasant name so as “to avert the evil eye.” One belonging to this region was a “Buzite” (see Job.32.2, Job.32.6).