Aram

EASTON’S BIBLE DICTIONARY (1897 EDITION)

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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 of Palestine to the Euphrates.

It corresponded generally with the Syria and Mesopotamia of the Greeks and Romans.

In Gen. 25:20; 31:20, 24; Deut. 26:5, the word “Syrian” is properly “Aramean” (R.V., marg.).

Damascus became at length the capital of the several smaller kingdoms comprehended under the designation “Aram” or “Syria.”

Noah Moses

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