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Aram or Syria

Syria in Smiths Bible Dictionary. Syria is the term used throughout our version for the Hebrew Aram, as well as for the Greek Zupia. Most probably Syria is for Tsyria, the country about Tsur or Tyre which was the first of the Syrian towns known to the Greeks. It is difficult to fix the limits of Syria. The limits of the Hebrew Aram and its subdivisions are spoken of under ARAM. Syria proper was bounded by Amanus and Taurus on the north by the Euphrates and the Arabian desert on the east, by Israel on the south, by the Mediterranean near the mouth of the Orontes, and then by Phoenicia on the West. This tract is about 300 miles long from north to south, and from 50 to 150 miles broad. It contains an area of about 30,000 square miles. General physical features. --The general character of the tract is mountainous, as the Hebrew name Aram (from a roof signifying "height") sufficiently implies. The most fertile and valuable tract of Syria is the long valley intervening between Libanus and Anti-Libanus. Of the various mountain ranges of Syria, Lebanon possesses the greatest interest. It extends from the mouth of the Litany to Arka, a distance of nearly 100 miles. Anti-Libanus, as the name implies, stands lover against Lebanon, running in the same direction, i.e. nearly north and south, and extending the same length. [LEBANON] The principal rivers of Syria are the Litany and the Orontes. The Litany springs from a small lake situated in the middle of the Coele-Syrian valley, about six miles to the southwest of Baalbek. It enters the sea about five miles north of Tyre. The source of the Orontes is but about 15 miles from that of the Litany. Its modern name is the Nahr-el-Asi, or "rebel stream," an appellation given to it on account of its violence and impetuosity in many parts of its course. The chief towns of Syria may be...
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Smith's Bible Dictionary. Aram (high). The name by which the Hebrews designated, generally, the country lying to the northeast of Israel; the great mass of that high tableland which, rising with sudden abruptness from the Jordan and the very margin of the Lake of Gennesaret, stretched at an elevation of no less than 2000 feet above the level of the sea, to the banks of the Euphrates itself. Throughout the Authorized Version the word is, with only a very few exceptions, rendered, as in the Vulgate and LXX., SYRIA. Its earliest occurrence in the book of Genesis is in the form of Aram-naharaim, i.e. the "highland of or between the two rivers." Ge 24:10 Authorized Version "Mesopotamia." In the later history we meet with a number of small nations or kingdoms forming parts of the general land of Aram; but as Damascus increased in importance it gradually absorbed the smaller powers, 1Ki 20:1 and the name of Aram was at last applied to it alone. Isa 7:8 also 1Kin 11:24,25; 15:18 etc.
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Arameans Scriptures

Matthew 1:4 - And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon; 

Matthew 1:3 - And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram; 

1 Chronicles 2:23 - And he took Geshur, and Aram, with the towns of Jair, from them, with Kenath, and the towns thereof, [even] threescore cities. All these [belonged to] the sons of Machir the father of Gilead. 

Numbers 23:7 - And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, [saying], Come, curse me Jacob, and come, defy Israel. 

1 Chronicles 1:17 - The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech. 

Genesis 10:22 - The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram. 

Genesis 22:21 - Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram, 

1 Chronicles 7:34 - And the sons of Shamer; Ahi, and Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram. 

Luke 3:33 - Which was [the son] of Aminadab, which was [the son] of Aram, which was [the son] of Esrom, which was [the son] of Phares, which was [the son] of Juda, 

Genesis 10:23 - And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.   

Syrians Scriptures

2 Kings 7:6 - For the Lord had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, [even] the noise of a great host: and they said one to another, Lo, the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us. 

2 Kings 8:29 - And king Joram went back to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians had given him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Syria. And Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick. 

2 Samuel 10:14 - And when the children of Ammon saw that the Syrians were fled, then fled they also before Abishai, and entered into the city. So Joab returned from the children of Ammon, and came to Jerusalem. 

1 Chronicles 19:17 - And it was told David; and he gathered all Israel, and passed over Jordan, and came upon them, and set [the battle] in array against them. So when David had put the battle in array against the Syrians, they fought with him. 

2 Kings 13:17 - And he said, Open the window eastward. And he opened [it]. Then Elisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, The arrow of the LORD'S deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria: for thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek, till thou have consumed [them]. 

Jeremiah 35:11 - But it came to pass, when Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came up into the land, that we said, Come, and let us go to Jerusalem for fear of the army of the Chaldeans, and for fear of the army of the Syrians: so we dwell at Jerusalem. 

2 Kings 24:2 - And the LORD sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servants the prophets. 

2 Kings 16:6 - At that time Rezin king of Syria recovered Elath to Syria, and drave the Jews from Elath: and the Syrians came to Elath, and dwelt there unto this day. 

2 Samuel 10:11 - And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou shalt help me: but if the children of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will come and help thee. 

1 Chronicles 19:12 - And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou shalt help me: but if the children of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will help thee. 

2 Kings 9:15 - But king Joram was returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians had given him, when he fought with Hazael king of Syria.) And Jehu said, If it be your minds, [then] let none go forth [nor] escape out of the city to go to tell [it] in Jezreel. 

1 Kings 20:27 - And the children of Israel were numbered, and were all present, and went against them: and the children of Israel pitched before them like two little flocks of kids; but the Syrians filled the country. 

Amos 9:7 - [Are] ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me, O children of Israel? saith the LORD. Have not I brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt? and the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir? 

1 Kings 20:28 - And there came a man of God, and spake unto the king of Israel, and said, Thus saith the LORD, Because the Syrians have said, The LORD [is] God of the hills, but he [is] not God of the valleys, therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand, and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD. 

2 Samuel 8:6 - Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus: and the Syrians became servants to David, [and] brought gifts. And the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went. 

1 Chronicles 18:6 - Then David put [garrisons] in Syriadamascus; and the Syrians became David's servants, [and] brought gifts. Thus the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went. 

2 Chronicles 24:24 - For the army of the Syrians came with a small company of men, and the LORD delivered a very great host into their hand, because they had forsaken the LORD God of their fathers. So they executed judgment against Joash. 

2 Kings 7:12 - And the king arose in the night, and said unto his servants, I will now shew you what the Syrians have done to us. They know that we [be] hungry; therefore are they gone out of the camp to hide themselves in the field, saying, When they come out of the city, we shall catch them alive, and get into the city. 

2 Kings 7:16 - And the people went out, and spoiled the tents of the Syrians. So a measure of fine flour was [sold] for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, according to the word of the LORD. 

2 Samuel 10:19 - And when all the kings [that were] servants to Hadarezer saw that they were smitten before Israel, they made peace with Israel, and served them. So the Syrians feared to help the children of Ammon any more. 

1 Kings 22:11 - And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron: and he said, Thus saith the LORD, With these shalt thou push the Syrians, until thou have consumed them. 

2 Kings 7:10 - So they came and called unto the porter of the city: and they told them, saying, We came to the camp of the Syrians, and, behold, [there was] no man there, neither voice of man, but horses tied, and asses tied, and the tents as they [were]. 

2 Chronicles 22:5 - He walked also after their counsel, and went with Jehoram the son of Ahab king of Israel to war against Hazael king of Syria at Ramothgilead: and the Syrians smote Joram. 

1 Chronicles 19:15 - And when the children of Ammon saw that the Syrians were fled, they likewise fled before Abishai his brother, and entered into the city. Then Joab came to Jerusalem. 

2 Samuel 10:17 - And when it was told David, he gathered all Israel together, and passed over Jordan, and came to Helam. And the Syrians set themselves in array against David, and fought with him. 

1 Kings 22:35 - And the battle increased that day: and the king was stayed up in his chariot against the Syrians, and died at even: and the blood ran out of the wound into the midst of the chariot. 

2 Kings 7:4 - If we say, We will enter into the city, then the famine [is] in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us fall unto the host of the Syrians: if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die. 

2 Kings 13:5 - (And the LORD gave Israel a saviour, so that they went out from under the hand of the Syrians: and the children of Israel dwelt in their tents, as beforetime. 

1 Chronicles 19:19 - And when the servants of Hadarezer saw that they were put to the worse before Israel, they made peace with David, and became his servants: neither would the Syrians help the children of Ammon any more. 

2 Samuel 10:16 - And Hadarezer sent, and brought out the Syrians that [were] beyond the river: and they came to Helam; and Shobach the captain of the host of Hadarezer [went] before them.

 

 

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Rabbah

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Abel Beth Maacah

Acco

Achshaph

Achzib

Adam

Adamah

Adami Nekeb

Adithaim

Adoraim

Adullam

Adummim

Aduru

Ahlab

Ai

Aijalon

Almon

Amalekites

Ammonites

Arnon River

Amorites

Anab

Anaharath

Anim

Aphek

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Ar

Arab

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Ether

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Heleph

Helkath

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Hill of Moreh

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Holon

Horem

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Ibleam

Ijon

Iphtah

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Jabesh Gilead

Jabneel

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Jahaz

Janoah

Japhia

Jarmuth

Jattir

Jazer

Jebusites

Jerusalem

Jeshanah

Jeshua

Jezreel

Jogbehah

Jokneam

Joppa

Jordan River

Jot Bah

Judah

Juttah

Kain

Kamon

Kanah

Karnaim

Kedesh

Keilah

Kenites

Kerioth

Kerioth Hezron

Kir Hareseth

Kir of Moab

Kiriathaim

Lachish

Ladder of Tyre

Lahmam

Laishah

Lake Semechonitis

Lakkum

Lehi

Leontes

Libnah

Lo Debar

Lod

Lower Beth Heron

Maarath

Madmannah

Madmen

Madon

Mahanaim

Makkedah

Mamre

Manasseh

Maon

Mareshah

Medeba

Mediterranean Sea

Merom

Michmash

Middin

Migdal El

Migron

Mizpah

Mizpeh

Moabites

Moladah

Moresheth Gath

Mount Lebanon

Mountains of Abarim

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Mt Carmel

Mt Ebal

Mt Gerazim

Mt Gilboa

Mt Hermon

Mt Nebo

Mt Pisgah

Nahalol

Naphtali

Neballat

Nebo

Neiel

Netophah

Nezib

Nibshan

Nob

Ono

Opharah

Pakkath

Parah

Pella

Penuel

Philistines

Phoenicia

Pirathon

Plain of Megiddo

Plain of Sharon

Plains of Moab

River Belus

River Jabbok

River Kidron

River Kishon

River Nahaliel

Rabbah

Ramah

Ramah Mizpeh

Ramathaim Zophim

Ramoth

Ramoth Gilead

Rehob

Reuben

Rimmon

Rogelim

Rumah

Samaria

Sarid

Sea of Arabah

Sea of Chinnereth

Secacah

Shaalbim

Shamir

Shechem

Shihor Libnath

Shikkeron

Shiloh

Shimron

Shunem

Sibmah

Siddim Valley

Sidon

Sidonians

Simeon

Socoh

Sorek

Succoth

Tabbath

Tanaach

Tappuah

Taralah

Tekoa

The Arabah

The Negev

Thebez

Timnah

Timnath Serah

Tirzah

Tishbe

Tyre

Uzu

Valley of Jezreel

Wadi Yarmuk

Waters of Merom

Wilderness of Judah

Yehem

Yiron

Zaanannim

Zanoah

Zaphon

Zarephath

Zarothan

Zebulun

Zemaraim

Zer

Zeredah

Zereth Shahar

Ziddim

Zior

Ziph

Zorah