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Aram
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
An ancient territory located in Mesopotamia and Syria. Although the term “Aram” can be applied to several distinct areas, the groups in this general region are Aramean on the basis of geography and language.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Aram
Aram (אֲרָם‎, aram). An ancient territory located in Mesopotamia and Syria. Although the term “Aram” can be applied to several distinct areas, the groups in this general region are Aramean on the basis of geography and language.
Aram, Critical Issues
Aram, Critical Issues Surveys the challenges of determining the origins and identity of the Arameans and the Aram mentioned in the Bible.
Syria
Syria (Σύρια, Syria). A geographical region loosely corresponding to modern-day Syria.Syria was once thought of as relatively unimportant in matters of ancient Near Eastern history and culture. Lacking political unity for most of its history, Syria was considered derivative in every sense—adopting and
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Aram (Place)
ARAM (PLACE) [Heb ʾărām (אֲרָם)]. The name of an important Aramean nation, located in southern Syria, which flourished between the 11th and 8th centuries b.c.e. Its capital was Damascus, currently the capital of the modern state of Syria. In many English translations, the name “Aram,” when referring
Syria (Place)
SYRIA (PLACE) [Heb ʾaram (אַרַם); Gk Syria (Συρια)]. SYRIAN. In the Bible, Syria is usually used to designate the areas associated with the ancient city-state of Damascus, also known as Aram. Extensive discussions of the relationship between Syria and biblical Palestine to its S and W will therefore
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Aram, Aramaeans
Aram, Aramaeans. Designation for the territory and predecessors of Syria and the Syrians.See Syria, Syrians.
Syria, Syrians
Syria, Syrians. Terms used in the Septuagint and in some English translations to render the names Aram, Aramaeans.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Syria
Syria sērʹē-ə; SYRIAN serʹē-ən [Heb. ʾarām; often rendered in the LXX by Gk. Syria, whence Vulg, AV, etc., “Syria” (cf. 2 S. 8:6)]. The area occupied by a loose federation of Aramean (Syrian) villages and city-states; the people of that area. I. Definition II. NamesA. SutûB. AḫlamêC. Aram,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Aram (Place)
ARAM (Place) Designation for the territory now called Syria. See Syria, Syrians.
Syria, Syrians
SYRIA, SYRIANS Terms used in the Septuagint and in some English translations to render the names Aram, Arameans.History of the Arameans According to the “table of nations” in Genesis 10:22–23, the Arameans were a Semitic group, descendants of Shem. Another genealogy in Genesis 22:20–21 makes Aram a
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Aram
Aram (air´uhm).1 The son of Shem and grandson of Noah (Gen. 10:22–23; 1 Chron. 1:17).2 The grandson of Nahor, Abraham’s brother (Gen. 22:21).3 A descendant of Asher (1 Chron. 7:34) and an ancestor of Jesus (Matt. 1:3–4).4 The territory of the Arameans. Aram was a confederation of states that rose
Syria
Syria (sihr´ee-uh), an indeterminate regional term applied to the eastern Mediterranean shore. In ancient history the term “Syria” usually referred to the area surrounding Damascus, the Aram of the Hebrew Bible, which varied in size according to the strength of the rulers. The northern limit of Syria
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Syria
SYRIAGeographyBoundaries. The boundaries of Syria have fluctuated over the centuries according to political arrangements. Originally Syria was a term which applied only to a powerful state whose center was in the Lebanon district and whose capital was Damascus. The Assyrians called this country W of
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Syria, Syrians
SYRIA, SYRIANS. 1. In the Eng. OT this merely denotes *Aramaeans.2. The geographical entity Syria is bounded by the Taurus Mountains in the N, the W bend of the Euphrates river and the Arabian desert-edge from there to the Dead Sea in the E, the Mediterranean Sea on the W, and the Sinai isthmus at the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Aram
Aram (Heb. ʾărām) (PLACE)The territory of the Arameans, comprising the area from the Hþabur triangle in the East, to the middle Euphrates region, through most of Syria, and south to the Beqaʿ Valley, Damascus, and the Golan Heights. In some occurrences Aram refers to this area in general or at least
Syria
SyriaIn ancient times, the region bordering the eastern Mediterranean and extending northward from (and sometimes including) Palestine and Phoenicia to the Euphrates in the northeast and the Taurus Mountains in the northwest.Syria’s cultural heritage begins with Stone Age hunters who pursued migrating
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Aram (Place)
ARAM [ârˊəm] (Heb. ˒arām) (PLACE). General designation for the territory and populace of the Arameans (e.g., 2 Sam. 8:5–6; 1 Kgs. 20:20–21; Amos 1:5); see Arameans. Aram of Damascus was an important Syro-Aramean city-state at the time of David (2 Sam. 8:6; KJV “Syria of Damascus”; cf. Isa. 7:8,
Syria
Syria [sĭrˊĭ ə] (Heb. ˒arām; Gk. Syria). In ancient times, the region bordering the eastern Mediterranean and extending northward from (and sometimes including) Palestine and Phoenicia to the Euphrates in the northeast and the Taurus mountains of southern Turkey in the northwest. In the Old Testament
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Aram; Arameans
ARAM; ARAMEANS A group of tribes spread over a wide area at the end of the 2nd millennium and in the first half of the 1st millennium bc, from the, Persian Gulf and Elam in the south and east and the Amanus mountains in the north to southern Syria and northern Transjordan in the west.The origin of the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Syria
SYRIA The region directly north of Palestine and southeast of Asia Minor. In Old Testament times, Syria was the home of the Arameans, and later the seat of the Seleucid Empire. Syria became a Roman province in 64 b.c. after the conquests of Pompey the Great. In New Testament times, Syria was governed