, Ptol. 5.19.2
; comp. Bochart. Phaleg
. 2.8), were probably the inhabitants of the region upon the borders of Chaldaea, which the Hebrews designated as the land of Uz (Job,i.
1, 15.17; Jerem.
25.20), and which the 70 translators render by the word Αὐδῖτις
(comp. Winer, Bibl. Realwörterb.
vol. ii. p. 755). Strabo (p. 767) calls the Regio Aesitarum Macina (Μακινή
). They were a nomade race, but from their possessing houses and villages, had apparently settled pastures on the Chaldaean border.