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also known as: A-ram
Hebrew: אֲרָם —transliteration: Aram —possible meaning: high or highlands
This was the name of various biblical regions and men.
Aram, a son of Shem
Relatives of Aram, son of Shem
- Grandfather: Noah
- Father: Shem
- Brothers: Elam, Asshur, Arpachshad (Arpakshad, Arphaxad)
- Sons: Lud, Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshech
(Genesis 10:22-23; 1 Chronicles 1:17)
Aram, a son of Kemuel
Genesis 22:20-21 notes that Aram was a grandson of Nahor.
Aram, a son of Shemer (Shamer, Shamir)
(1 Chronicles 7:34)
Aram, father of Amminadab
also known as: Ram
Aram, a region
The people of this region are called Arameans (Aramoeans). The region extended from the northeast of Israel to the Euphrates River. It is generally identified with the Syria and Mesopotamia of the Greeks and Romans. In Genesis 25:20; 31:20; 31:24; Deuteronomy 26:5, the word “Syrian” in the King James Bible is properly translated “Aramean” in all other versions, including the NKJV.
Capitals of the region of Aram
The word “Aram” is compounded with the name of various Syrian districts, such as:
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