Bible Names A-G: Aran
Aran in Easton's Bible Dictionary
wild goat, a descendant of Seir the Horite (Gen. 36:28).
Aran in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
A Horite (Genesis 36:28).
Aran in Hitchcock's Bible Names
an ark; their curse
Aran in Naves Topical Bible
Son of Dishan
Ge 36:28; 1Ch 1:42
Aran in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(wild goat), a Horite, son of Dishan and brother of Uz. Gene
36:28; 1Chr 1:42
Aran in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
a'-ran ('aran, "wild goat"): A son of Dishan, the Horite (Gen
36:28; 1 Ch 1:42). It may possibly be connected with the
Yerahmelite Oren ('-ren) (1 Ch 2:25; compare Curtis, Chron. at
the place; Dillmann, Gen at the place; ZDMG, L, 168);
Robertson Smith claims that this name is equivalent to the
Samaritan ('-r-n), "wild goat" (Jour. Phil., IX, 90). J.
Jacobs translates it by "ass" (Stud. Biblical Arch., 71). This
is one of the many totem names in the Bible. More than one-
third of the Horites, the descendants of Seir, bear animal
names, and those clans of the Edomites connected with the
Horites also have animal names. The very name "Self" means a
"he-goat," and Dishan, "a gazelle" (Stud. Biblical Arch., 70-
72). Gray, however, remarks that "the instance (Aran) is most
uncertain" (HPN, 108).
Aran Scripture - 1 Chronicles 1:42
The sons of Ezer; Bilhan, and Zavan, [and] Jakan. The sons of
Dishan; Uz, and Aran.
Aran Scripture - Genesis 36:28
The children of Dishan [are] these; Uz, and Aran.
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