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Aram


"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 Palestine 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 of the two rivers, is Mesopotamia (as it is rendered in" "Gen. 24:10), the country enclosed between the Tigris on the east" "and the Euphrates on the west (Ps. 60, title); called also the" "field of Aram (Hos. 12:12, R.V.) i.e., the open country of" "Aram; in the Authorized Version, "country of Syria." Padan-aram" (q.v.) was a portion of this country.

"(Ps. 60, title), probably the region between the Euphrates and" the Orontes.


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Definition of Aram:
"highness, magnificence, one that deceives; curse"