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Aram

Hebrew: אֲרָם —transliteration: Aram

Possible meaning: high or highlands.

also known as: A-ram

This was the name of various biblical regions and men.

  1. Aram, a son of Shem (Genesis 10:22-23; 1 Chronicles 1:17); according to Genesis 22:21, a grandson of Nahor

  2. Aram, a son of Kemuel (Genesis 22:21)

  3. Aram, a son of Shamer (1 Chronicles 7:34)

  4. Aram, the father of Amminadab

    also known as: Ram

    In Matthew 1:3-4 and Luke 3:33, this word is the Greek form of Ram, the father of Amminadab (1 Chronicles 2:10).

  5. 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, 24; Deuteronomy 26:5, the word “Syrian” in the King James Bible is properly translated “Aramean” in all other versions, including the NKJV.

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

  6. The word “Aram” is compounded with the name of various Syrian districts, e.g., Aram-zobah and Aram-Naharaim, etc. (see below)

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Article Version: March 20, 2019