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Aram-Naharaim
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A region between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers.Aram-Naharaim may be translated into English as “Aram of the rivers” or more dynamically, “Aram, the land between two rivers.” In some English translations, it is rendered “Mesopotamia,” which is a transliteration of the Greek Μεσοποταμία (Mesopotamia), found in the Septuagint (e.g., Gen 24:10 ESV, NASB). It is also called the “field of Aram” (Hos 12:12). It was the region to which Abraham sent his servant to find a wife for Isaac (Gen 24:4, 10), the home of Balaam, son of Beor (Deut 23:5), the dominion of Cushan-Rishathaim (Judg 3:8), and one place from which the Ammonites hired mercenaries to fight against King David (1 Chr 19:6).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Aram-Naharaim
Aram-Naharaim (אֲרָם נַהֲרַיִם‎, aram naharayim). A region between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers.Aram-Naharaim may be translated into English as “Aram of the rivers” or more dynamically, “Aram, the land between two rivers.” In some English translations, it is rendered “Mesopotamia,” which is a transliteration
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Aram-Naharaim (Place)
ARAM-NAHARAIM (PLACE) [Heb ʾăram nahărayim (אֲרַם נַהֲרַיִם)]. Geographical name of an area in upper Mesopotamia, located around the great bend of the Euphrates River in N Syria. The name occurs five times in the Bible, and is often translated “Mesopotamia” in English versions, following the LXX rendering.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Aram-naharaim
Aram-naharaim. Hebrew word meaning “Aram of the two rivers” and referring to the area bounded by the upper Euphrates and the Habur rivers. It is sometimes translated “Mesopotamia” (Dt 23:4) or “eastern Syria” (Jgs 3:8 lb). The major city of that area was Haran, where Terah and Abram stopped and where
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Aram-Naharaim
ARAM-NAHARAIM Hebrew word meaning “Aram of the two rivers”; it refers to the area bounded by the upper Euphrates and the Habur Rivers. It is sometimes translated “Mesopotamia” (Dt 23:4, rsv). The major city of that area was Haran, where Terah and Abram stopped and where Terah died (Gn 11:31–32). A servant
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Aram-Naharaim
Aram-Naharaim (Heb. ʾăram nahărāyim)The geographical area located around the great bend of the Euphrates River in northern Syria. Egyptian texts from the last half of the 2nd millennium b.c.e. refer to this land as NDrn, and the Amarna Letters as na-aḫ-rɩ́-ma and na-rɩ́-ma. The exact boundaries
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Aram-Naharaim
Aram-Naharaim [ârˊəm nāˊə rāˊəm] (Heb. ˒aram naḥarayim “Aram of the rivers”). An area inhabited by the Arameans between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers in northwestern Mesopotamia (the Hebrew term is usually translated “Mesopotamia” in the KJV, RSV, JB). The Hebrew patriarchs are regarded
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Aram-Naharaim
Aram-NaharaimAram 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
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Aram-Naharaim
ARAM–NAHARAIM [A ram nuh ha RAY im] (Aram of the two rivers) — the northern section of the land between the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers. Psalm 60 refers to David’s war with two districts of Syria: Aram–naharaim and Aram–zobah (Psalm 60, title, KJV).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Aram-Naharaim
ARAM-NAHARAIM (Āʹ răm-Nā·hȧ·rāʹ īm) Country name meaning “Aram of the two rivers.” Appears in title of Psalm 60 in KJV. Transliterated from Hebrew also in Gen. 24:10; Deut. 23:4; Judg. 3:8; and 1 Chron. 19:6 by NIV. It refers to the land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Nahor, Abraham’s
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Aram Naharaim
Aram Naharaim air′uhm-nay-huh-ray′im (אֲרַם נַהֲרַיִםH808, “Aram of the [two] rivers”). This name occurs five times in the Hebrew Bible. The Septuagint renders it twice as Mesopotamia G3544 (Gen. 24:10; Deut. 23:4), once as Syria G5353 (Jdg. 3:8), and twice with a combination of the two nouns (1 Chr.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ARAM-NAHARAIM
ARAM-NAHARAIM air´uhm-nay-huh-ray´im [אֲרַם נַהֲרַיִםʾaram naharayim; Μεσοποταμία Mesopotamia]. Literally, “Aram of the rivers,” in the NRSV this name is sometimes transliterated (Gen 24:10; Judg 3:8; Ps 60:1) and other times identified as MESOPOTAMIA (Deut 23:4; 1 Chr 19:6) with the LXX, referring