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Aram

also known as: A-ram

Hebrew: אֲרָם —transliteration: Aram —possible meaning: high or highlands

This was the name of various biblical regions and men.

  1. Aram, a son of Shem

    Relatives of Aram, son of Shem

    (Genesis 10:22-23; 1 Chronicles 1:17)

  2. Aram, a son of Kemuel

    Genesis 22:20-21 notes that Aram was a grandson of Nahor.

  3. Aram, a son of Shemer (Shamer, Shamir)

    (1 Chronicles 7:34)

  4. Aram, 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; 31:24; 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.”

    Map showing the general area of the ancient Kingdom of Aram Damascus
    Map showing the general area of the ancient Kingdom of Aram Damascus (shaded in green) in the 9th century B.C.
    Derivative work of Richardprins. License: CC BY-SA 3.0

    Capitals of the region of Aram

  6. Aram—

    The word “Aram” is compounded with the name of various Syrian districts, such as:

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Article Version: July 2, 2021