Aram (Air´uhm)

1 The son of Shem and grandson of Noah (Gen 10:22-23; 1Chr 1:17). 2 The grandson of Nahor, Abraham’s brother (Gen 22:21). 3 A descendant of Asher (1Chr 7:34). In (Matt 1:3-4); “Aram” represents the OT name Ram. 4 A powerful state (or confederation of states) that rose to ascendancy during the early first millennium BCE and vied with Israel for control over their region of the Levant. Saul (1Sam 14:47), David (2Sam 8:5-12), and Solomon (1Kgs 11:23-25) clashed with the Arameans. Jeroboam II of Israel finally overpowered Aram, and the latter declined in importance thereafter, with one short-lived rally during the reign of Ahaz, king of Israel.

Gen 10:22-23

22The descendants of Shem: Elam, Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, and Aram.23The descendants of Aram: Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash.

1Chr 1:17

17The descendants of Shem: Elam, Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, Aram, Uz, Hul, Gether, and Meshech.

Gen 22:21

21Uz the firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel the father of Aram,

1Chr 7:34

34The sons of Shemer: Ahi, Rohgah, Hubbah, and Aram.

Matt 1:3-4

3and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Aram,4and Aram the father of Aminadab, and Aminadab ... View more

1Sam 14:47

Saul's Continuing Wars
47When Saul had taken the kingship over Israel, he fought against all his enemies on every side—against Moab, against the Ammonites, agai ... View more

2Sam 8:5-12

5When the Arameans of Damascus came to help King Hadadezer of Zobah, David killed twenty-two thousand men of the Arameans.6Then David put garrisons among the Ar ... View more

1Kgs 11:23-25

23God raised up another adversary against Solomon, Rezon son of Eliada, who had fled from his master, King Hadadezer of Zobah.24He gathered followers around him ... View more

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