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Ram

Ram [N] [H] [S]

exalted.

  • The son of Hezron, and one of the ancestors of the royal line ( Ruth 4:19 ). The margin of 1 Chronicles 2:9 , also Matt. 1:3,4and Luke 3:33 , have "Aram."

  • One of the sons of Jerahmeel ( 1 Chronicles 2:25 1 Chronicles 2:27 ).

  • A person mentioned in Job 32:2 as founder of a clan to which Elihu belonged. The same as Aram of Genesis 22:21 .

    These dictionary topics are from
    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
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Ram". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Ram [N] [E] [S]

    elevated; sublime
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
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    Bibliography Information

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

    Ram. [N] [E] [H]

    [See BATTERING-RAM]


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

    Ram [N] [E] [H]

    (high, exalted ).

    1. A son of Hezron and the father of Ammin-adab, born in Egypt after Jacobs migration there. ( Ruth 4:19 ) (B.C. 1706.) In ( Matthew 1:3 Matthew 1:4 ) and Luke 3:33 he is called ARAM in the Authorized Version, but RAM in the Revised Version of ( Matthew 1:3 Matthew 1:4 ) and ARNI in the Revised Version of ( Luke 3:33 )
    2. The first-born of Jerahmeel, and therefore nephew of the preceding. ( 1 Chronicles 3:25 1 Chronicles 3:27 ) (B.C. after 1706.)
    3. One of the kindred of Elihu. ( Job 32:2 ) Ewald identified this Ram with ARAM in ( Genesis 22:21 )

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

    RAM (1)

    ram (ram, "high," "exalted"):

    (1) An ancestor of David (Ruth 4:19 (Arran); Matthew 1:3,4 (Aram); in 1 Chronicles 2:9 he is called the "brother," but in 2:25, the "son of Jerahmeel" (compare 2:27). Ram as the son of Hezron appears more likely than Ram the son of Jerahmeel, since, according to the narratives of 1 and 2 Samuel, David cannot have been a Jerahmeelite.

    (2) Name of Elihu's family (Job 32:2). It is an open question as to whether Ram should be taken as a purely fictitious name, invented by the author of the Elihu speeches, or whether it is that of some obscure Arab tribe. In Genesis 22:21 Aram is a nephew of Buz (compare Elihu the Buzite), and the conjecture was at one time advanced that Ram was a contraction of Aram; but this theory is no longer held to be tenable. The suggestion that the initial "a" (the Hebrew letter, 'aleph) has been changed by a scribal error into "h" (the Hebrew letter, he) is more acceptable. Rashi, the rabbinical commentator, takes the quaint position that Ram is identical with Abraham.

    Horace J. Wolf


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    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'RAM (1)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.  

    RAM (2)

    ram:

    (1) The ordinary word is 'ayil, which is remarkably near to 'ayyal, "deer" (compare Latin caper, capra, "goat," and capreolus, "wild goat" or "roe-buck"; also Greek dorkas, "roe-buck" or "gazelle").

    (2) dekhar, literally, "male" (Ezra 6:9,17; 7:17).

    (3) kar, "battering ram" (Ezekiel 4:2; 21:22); elsewhere "lamb" (Deuteronomy 32:14, etc.).

    (4) `attudh, properly "he-goat" ("ram," Genesis 31:10,12 the King James Version).

    See SHEEP.


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    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'RAM (2)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.