Aram (son of Shem)
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Grandson of Noah; son of Noah’s firstborn son, Shem. Mentioned in the Table of Nations in Gen 10:22–23 (compare 1 Chr 1:17), Aram is the eponymous ancestor of the Arameans.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ARAM (PERSON) [Heb ʾărām (אֲרָם)]. 1. The fifth son of Shem in the genealogical list of Genesis 10, which is known as the Table of Nations (Gen 10:22). Aram is the eponymous ancestor of the ARAMEANS, an important West Semitic people. The section of the Table of Nations in which Aram appears is usually
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ARAM, ARAMEANS. Aram was the name of at least three men in the Bible:1. The fifth son of Shem (Gen 10:22–23). From this lineage came several Semitic groups.2. Son of Kemuel, nephew of Abraham (Gen 22:20–21). This kin group settled about Haran, whereas Abraham moved to Canaan. Hence Aram came to designate
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
A´ram (high).1. The name by which the Hebrews designated, generally, the country lying to the northeast of Palestine; the great mass of that high tableland which, rising with sudden abruptness from the Jordan and the very margin of the Lake of Gennesaret, stretches, at an elevation of no less than 2000
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
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—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
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