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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  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." 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Aram,  highness,  magnificence,  one  that  deceives;  curse 
 




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