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  3  definitions  found 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  land  between  the  Tigris  and  Euphrates;  site  of  several 
  ancient  civilizations  [syn:  {Mesopotamia}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  the  country  between  the  two  rivers  (Heb.  Aram-naharaim;  i.e., 
  "Syria  of  the  two  rivers"),  the  name  given  by  the  Greeks  and 
  Romans  to  the  region  between  the  Euphrates  and  the  Tigris  (Gen. 
  24:10;  Deut.  23:4;  Judg.  3:8,  10).  In  the  Old  Testament  it  is 
  mentioned  also  under  the  name  "Padan-aram;"  i.e.,  the  plain  of 
  Aram,  or  Syria  (Gen.  25:20).  The  northern  portion  of  this 
  fertile  plateau  was  the  original  home  of  the  ancestors  of  the 
  Hebrews  (Gen.  11;  Acts  7:2).  From  this  region  Isaac  obtained  his 
  wife  Rebecca  (Gen.  24:10,  15),  and  here  also  Jacob  sojourned 
  (28:2-7)  and  obtained  his  wives,  and  here  most  of  his  sons  were 
  born  (35:26;  46:15).  The  petty,  independent  tribes  of  this 
  region,  each  under  its  own  prince,  were  warlike,  and  used 
  chariots  in  battle.  They  maintained  their  independence  till 
  after  the  time  of  David,  when  they  fell  under  the  dominion  of 
  Assyria,  and  were  absorbed  into  the  empire  (2  Kings  19:13). 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Mesopotamia,  between  two  rivers 

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