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Bible Names A-G: Aram


Aram in Easton's Bible Dictionary the son of Shem (Gen. 10:22); according to Gen. 22:21, a grandson of Nahor. In Matt. 1:3, 4, and Luke 3:33, this word is the Greek form of Ram, the father of Amminadab (1 Chr. 2:10). The word means high, or highlands, and as the name of a country denotes that elevated region extending from the northeast of Israel to the Euphrates. It corresponded generally with the Syria and Mesopotamia of the Greeks and Romans. In Gen. 25:20; 31:20, 24; Deut. 26:5, the word "Syrian" is properly "Aramean" (R.V., marg.). Damascus became at length the capital of the several smaller kingdoms comprehended under the designation "Aram" or "Syria."

Aram in Fausset's Bible Dictionary ("high table land".) 1. The elevated region from the N. E. of Israel to the Euphrates and Tigris. Balaam's home (Numbers 23:7; Deuteronomy 23:4). Syria, stretching from the Jordan and lake Gennesareth to the Euphrates, rising 2000 feet above the level of the sea. In contrast to Canaan, the lowland bordering on the Mediterranean. In Genesis 24:10 (Heb.) Aram Naharaim means "the highland between the two rivers," i.e. Mesopotamia. Padan Aram (from paddah, a plow), "the cultivated highland," is the same as Aram (Genesis 31:18). In Shalmaneser's inscriptions, 900-860 B.C. the Hittites (Khatte), under the name Palena, occur as occupying the valley of the Orontes and eastward. Some identify this name with Padan Aram and Batanaea or Bashan. Many petty kingdoms in David's time formed parts of the whole Aram, Aram Rehob, Aram Zobah, etc. frontARAM REHOB, ARAM ZOBAH.) Damascus subsequently absorbed these. In Genesis 10 Aram is described as son of Shem; Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, and Aram (arranged in the geographical order from E. to W.) being the four brethren. Aram (Syrian) stands for Assyrian in 2 Kings 18:26; Jeremiah 35:11. 2. Another Aram (Genesis 22:21), son of Kemuel, descended from Nahor; probably head of the tribe Ram, to which belonged Elihu, Job's friend (Job 32:2).

Aram in Hitchcock's Bible Names highness

Aram in Naves Topical Bible (The name of various regions, and of several men. The word signifies highlands, and is applied in its compounds to various highland districts of Syria) -1. The region whence Balaam came at Balak's command Nu 23:7 -2. A region north of Canaan 1Ch 2:23 -3. Son of Shem Ge 10:22,23; 1Ch 1:17 -4. Son of Kemuel Ge 22:21 -5. Son of Shamer 1Ch 7:34

Aram in Smiths Bible Dictionary (high). 1. 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. 2. Another Aram is named in Ge 22:21 as a son of Kemuel and descendant of Nahor. 3. An Asherite, one of the sons of Shamer. 1Ch 7:34 4. Son of Esrom or Hezron, and the Greek form of the Hebrew RAM. Mt 1:3,4; Lu 3:33

Aram in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE a'-ram ('aram): (1) A son of Shem (Gen 10:22; 1 Ch 1:17). See ARAMEANS; SYRIA. (2) A grandson of Nahor (Gen 22:21). (3) A descendant of Asher (1 Ch 7:34). (4) Aram, King James Version: Greek form of Ram (thus the Revised Version (British and American) Mt 13:4; Arni Lk 3:33), grandson of Perez.

Aram in Wikipedia According to the Table of Nations in Genesis 10 of the Hebrew Bible, Aram (אֲרָם or ʾĂrām) was a son of Shem, and the father of Uz, Hul, Gether and Mash. In older historiographic sources, he is usually regarded as being the eponymous ancestor of the Aramaean people of Northern Mesopotamia and Syria. While the historical Aramaeans do not make their definite appearance until ca. 1300 BC, there are disputed references to a campaign against "Aram" as early as 2300 BC, in the inscriptions of Naram-Sin of Akkad. According to the Book of Jubilees (9:5), the inheritance of the Earth to be bequeathed to the descendants of Aram included all of the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, as far north as the mountains; although historically, the Aramaeans never at any time occupied the whole of this territory, which would include all of Babylonia. The land of Aram-Naharaim ("Aram of the Two Rivers") that included Haran, mentioned five times in the Bible, is traditionally thought to be populated by descendants of Aram, as is the nearby land of Aram that included Aram Damascus and Aram Rehob. Aram son of Shem is also revered as a prophet in Mandaeism.

Aram Scripture - 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.

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

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

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