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Aram (Place)
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.
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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Aram, Aramaeans
Aram, Aramaeans. Designation for the territory and predecessors of Syria and the Syrians.See Syria, Syrians.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Aram (Place)
ARAM (Place) Designation for the territory now called Syria. See Syria, Syrians.
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
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
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,
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
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Aram
A´RAM (aʹram). A son of Shem, progenitor of the Aramaean peoples (Gen. 10:22–23), who spread widely in Syria and Mesopotamia from the Lebanon Mountains. to beyond the Euphrates and from the Taurus Range on the N to Damascus and northern Palestine on the S. Contacts of the Aramaeans in the Balikh-Habur
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Aram
Aramthe 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
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Aram
AramAram (ayʹruhm). 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). In Matt. 1:3, 4, and Luke 3:33 (kjv), ‘Aram’ represents the ot name ‘Ram.’ 4 A powerful state (or confederation
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