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Paddan-Aram
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Also known as Paddan. The region around Haran in upper Mesopotamia; Abraham’s family’s place of origin (Gen 25:20; 28:2, 5–7; 31:18; 33:18; 35:9, 26; 46:15; 48:7). The etymology of the name is debated and ultimately unknown. It could be another name for Aram-Naharaim or the name of another town in the region. It is central to the story of Jacob and Laban (Gen 28–31).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Paddan-Aram
Paddan-Aram (פַּדָּן אֲרָם‎, paddan aram). Also known as Paddan. The region around Haran in upper Mesopotamia; Abraham’s family’s place of origin (Gen 25:20; 28:2, 5–7; 31:18; 33:18; 35:9, 26; 46:15; 48:7). The etymology of the name is debated and ultimately unknown. It could be another name for Aram-Naharaim
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Paddan-Aram (Place)
PADDAN-ARAM (PLACE) [Heb paddan-ʾărām (פַּדַּן־אֲרָם)]. Var. PADDAN. A name for the area around Haran, the homeland of Abraham’s family in upper Mesopotamia. This designation occurs only in Genesis and only in passages generally ascribed to the Priestly source. It appears particularly in reference
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Paddan, Padan, Paddan-aram, Padan-aram
Paddan, Padan, Paddan-aram, Padan-aram. Northwestern Mesopotamian district whose name means, “Field of Aram,” distinguishing this flatland from the mountainous regions to the north and east. Paddan-aram (kjv Padan-aram) is alternately called Paddan (kjv Padan) in Genesis 48:7, the “land of Aram” in Hosea
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Paddan-Aram
Paddan-Aram padʹən-āʹram or -ârʹəm [Heb paddan ʾarām; Gk Mesopotamia, Mesopotamia Syrias]; AV PADAN-ARAM. The region of Harran in upper Mesopotamia. “Paddan-aram” and “Haran” may be dialectical variants for the same locality, since padānu and ḫarrānu are synonyms for “road” or “caravan route”
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Paddan, Paddan-Aram
PADDAN, PADDAN-ARAM Northwestern Mesopotamian district whose name means “Field of Aram,” distinguishing this flatland from the mountainous regions to the north and east. Paddan-aram is alternately called Paddan in Genesis 48:7, the “land of Aram” in Hosea 12:12, and Aram-naharaim in Genesis 24:10 meaning
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Paddan-Aram
Paddan-aram (pay´duhn-air´uhm), one of the names for the northwest region of Mesopotamia, between the Khabur and Euphrates rivers (Gen. 25:20; 28:2, 5–7; 31:18; 33:18; 35:9, 26; 46:15). It is also called Aram-naharaim (Heb., “Aram between two rivers”; nrsv: “Mesopotamia”) in 24:10. In the Assyrian language,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Padan-Aram
PADAN-ARAM. It is a region which lies largely E and N of the upper Euphrates River as it flows S and then turns E. The district lies opposite the NE corner of the Mediterranean Sea, E of the Orontes River. Haran, its chief city, was the home of Abraham from which he emigrated to Canaan. He sent a servant
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Paddan, Paddan-Aram
PADDAN, PADDAN-ARAM. The ‘field’ or ‘plain’ of Aram (rsv *‘Mesopotamia’) is the name given in the area around Harran in Upper Mesopotamia, N of the junction of the rivers Habur and Euphrates in Gn. 25:20; 28:2; 31:18, etc., and is identical with Aram-naharaim, ‘Aram of the rivers’, of Gn. 24:10; Dt.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Paddan-Aram
Paddan-Aram (Heb. paddan-ʾărām) (also PADDAN)An area around Haran in upper Mesopotamia. Usually translated “Field of Aram” (cf. Hos. 12:12 [MT 13]), Paddan-aram is generally regarded as an alternate designation for Aram-naharaim, the territory encompassed by the great bend of the Euphrates River.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Paddan-Aram
Paddan-Aram [ppădˊən ârˊəm] (Heb. paddan˒arām). A region in northern Mesopotamia centered around the city of Haran; according to critical scholars the term used by the Priestly source for Aramnaharaim. The inhabitants are identified as Arameans (Gen. 25:20; KJV “Padan-aram”; 31:24; RSV “Mesopotamia”)
Paddan
Paddan [pădˊən] (Heb. paddan). A short form of the name Of Paddan-Aram (Gen. 48:7; KJV “Padan”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Paddan-Aram
PADDAN-ARAM The plain of Aram, the name given to the region around Haran in upper Mesopotamia, where Abraham’s family lived before traveling to Canaan (Gen 25:20; 28:2; 31:18; cf. Gen 24:10). Here too lived Laban, whom Jacob served, and here most of Jacob’s sons were born (Gen 29:31–30:24; cf. Gen 35:26;
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Padan-aram
Pa´dan-a´ram. By this name, which signifies the table-land of Aram, i.e., Syria, the Hebrews designated the tract of country which they otherwise called Aram-naharaim, “Aram of the two rivers,” the Greek Mesopotamia, Gen. 24:10, and “the field (DAV, ‘country’) of Syria.” Hos. 12:13. The term was perhaps