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Arameans
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A designation for several distinct but related peoples living in Mesopotamia and Syria from the late-second to the mid-first millennium. Although there is no single state to which all Arameans belonged, they may be spoken of together on the basis of geography and language.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Arameans
Arameans (אֲרַמִּי‎, arammiy). A designation for several distinct but related peoples living in Mesopotamia and Syria from the late-second to the mid-first millennium. Although there is no single state to which all Arameans belonged, they may be spoken of together on the basis of geography and language.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Arameans
ARAMEANS. Assyrian and biblical texts reveal the presence of people called Arameans living in most parts of Syria from the end of the 2d millennium b.c.A. History of the Arameans1. 11th to 9th Centuries b.c.2. 8th Century b.c.3. Later TimesB. Prehistory of the ArameansC. Aramean SocietyD. Aramean
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
Arameans
ARAMEANS People of Aram and predecessors of the Syrians. See Syria, Syrians.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Aramean
Aramean (air´uh-mee´uhn), designation of a people living in Syria in the second millennium bce; in Genesis, the people from whom Bethuel and Laban came. Bethuel was the father of Isaac’s wife, Rebekah. Laban was her brother (Gen. 25:20). According to an ancient Israelite confession of faith, Abraham
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Arameans
Arameans (Heb. ʾărammɩ̂m)The designation for a large number of peoples who spoke related dialects of the West Semitic language known as Aramaic. The Aramean peoples flourished from the late 2nd millennium b.c.e. in Syria, and spread southeastward into Mesopotamia and southwestward into central and
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Arameans
Arameans [ărˊə mēˊənz] (Heb. ˒arām, ˒arammî, ˒arammîm; Akk. aramu, arimu, arumu). A Semitic people, probably named after Arame, a country located somewhere northeast of Syria. The name Aram is used to designate both the people (e.g., 1 Chr. 2:23) and the land from which they came (2 Sam. 15:8;
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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Aram
ARAM, ARAMEANS A Semitic people concentrated in ancient Syria who had close relations with the Israelites. According to the Table of Nations (Gen 10:22), Aram is listed as a son of Shem and a grandson of Noah.The Arameans held a number of small but commercially active city-states that did not unite
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Arameans
ARAMEANS [AIR ah mee unz] — an ancient desert people who flourished along with the Israelites during much of their history, sometimes as enemies and sometimes as friends.The region of the Arameans, the land of Aram, extended from the Lebanon Mountains on the west eastward to the Euphrates River and
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ARAMAEANS; ARAMEANS
ARAMAEANS; ARAMEANS<ar-a-me’-ans>: Often in the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) Syrians.See SYRIA.