Padan-aram

Padan-aram [N] [H]

the plain of Aram, or the plain of the highlands, ( Genesis 25:20 ; Genesis 28:2 Genesis 28:5-7 ; 31:18 , etc.), commonly regarded as the district of Mesopotamia (q.v.) lying around Haran.

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Padan-aram". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Padan-aram [N] [E]

cultivated field or table-land
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Padan-aram'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Padan-aram.

By this name, which signifies the table-land of Aram , i.e. Syriac, the Hebrews designated the tract of country which they otherwise called the Aram-naharaim, "Aram of the two of rivers," the Greek Mesopotamia, ( Genesis 24:10 ) and "the field (Authorized Version,country) of Syria." ( Hosea 12:13 ) The term was perhaps more especially applied to that portion which bordered on the Euphrates, to distinguish if from the mountainous districts in the north and northeast of Mesopotamia. It is elsewhere called PADAN simply. ( Genesis 48:7 ) Abraham obtained a wife for Isaac from Padan-aram. ( Genesis 25:20 ) Jacobs wives were also from Padan-aram, ( Genesis 28:2 Genesis 28:5 Genesis 28:6 Genesis 28:7 ; 31:1-8 ; 33:18 )


Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Padanaram'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.