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Meaning: exalted; strength

This is the name of a male animal and 3 biblical men.

  1. A ram is an uncastrated male sheep.

    The first mention of a ram in the Bible is found in Genesis 15:9. Later, God miraculously supplied a ram to Abraham to offer in place of Isaac (Genesis 22:13).

    Rams are also mentioned in numerous other verses of the Old Testament, including: Exodus 29:15-20, 22, 26-27, 31-32; Leviticus 5:15-18; Daniel 8:3-7, etc.

    Also see: SHEEP

  2. Ram (aka Aram), the firstborn son of Jerahmeel , and one of the ancestors of the royal line of King David and Jesus Christ (Ruth 4:19).

    The marginal notes for 1 Chronicles 2:9, Matthew 1:3,4 and Luke 3:33 call him “Aram.”


    • Grandfather: Hezron
    • Father: Jerahmeel
    • Wife: Not named
    • Brothers: Bunah, Oren, Ozem, Ahijah, Onam
    • Sisters: not named or numbered in the Bible
    • Sons: Maaz, Jamin and Eke
    • Daughters: not named or numbered in the Bible
  3. Ram, the eldest son of Jerahmeel, who was descended from Judah (1 Chronicles 2:25, 27)

  4. Ram, aka Aram, a person mentioned in Job 32:2 as the founder of a clan to which Elihu belonged

    He argued with Job, and is the same person as Aram (A-ram) of Genesis 22:21.

Author: Paul S. Taylor.
Article Version: July 1, 2018