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Bible Usage:

  • Aram used 10 times.


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

The son of Shem (Genesis 10:22); according to Genesis 22:21, a grandson of Nahor. 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).

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 Genesis 25:20; 31:20, 24; Deuteronomy 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."

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

highness, magnificence, one that deceives; curse

Naves Topical Index

The name of various regions, and of several men. The word signifies highlands, and is applied in the compounds to various highland districts of Syria.

1. The region whence Balaam came at Balak's command
Numbers 23:7

2. A region north of Canaan
1 Chronicles 2:23

3. Son of Shem
Genesis 10:22-23; 1 Chronicles 1:17

4. Son of Kemuel
Genesis 22:21

5. Son of Shamer
1 Chronicles 7:34

Smith's Bible Dictionary


  1. The name by which the Hebrews designated, generally, the country lying to the northeast of Palestine; the great mass of that high tableland which, rising with sudden abruptness from the Jordan and the very margin of the Lake of Gennesaret, stretched at an elevation of no less than 2000 feet above the level of the sea, to the banks of the Euphrates itself. Throughout the Authorized Version the word is, with only a very few exceptions, rendered, as in the Vulgate and LXX., SYRIA. Its earliest occurrence in the book of Genesis is in the form of Aram-naharaim , i.e. the "highland of or between the two rivers." (Genesis 24:10) Authorized Version "Mesopotamia." In the later history we meet with a number of small nations or kingdoms forming parts of the general land of Aram; but as Damascus increased in importance it gradually absorbed the smaller powers, (1 Kings 20:1) and the name of Aram was at last applied to it alone. (Isaiah 7:8) also 1 Kings 11:24, 25; 15:18 etc.
  2. Another Aram is named in (Genesis 22:21) as a son of Kemuel and descendant of Nahor.
  3. An Asherite, one of the sons of Shamer. (1 Chronicles 7:34)
  4. Son of Esrom or Hezron, and the Greek form of the Hebrew RAM. (Matthew 1:3,4; Luke 3:33)

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ARAME'AN, adjective Pertaining to Aram, a son of Shem, or to the Chaldeans.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AR'AMISM, noun An idiom of the Aramean or Chaldee language; a Chaldaism.

Smith's Bible Dictionary

a female inhabitant of Aram. (1 Chronicles 7:14)

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Aram of the two rivers, is Mesopotamia (as it is rendered in Genesis 24:10), the country enclosed between the Tigris on the east and the Euphrates on the west (Psalms 60, title); called also the "field of Aram" (Hosea 12:12, R.V.) i.e., the open country of Aram; in the Authorized Version, "country of Syria." Padan-aram (q.v.) was a portion of this country.

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(highlands of two rivers). (Psalms 60:1), title. [ARAM]

Easton's Bible Dictionary

(Psalms 60, title), probably the region between the Euphrates and the Orontes.

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Psalms 60:1, title. [ARAM]