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Aram in Wikipedia
According to the Table of Nations in Genesis 10 of the
Hebrew Bible, Aram (אֲרָם or ʾĂrām) was a son of Shem, and the
father of Uz, Hul, Gether and Mash.
In older historiographic sources, he is usually regarded as
being the eponymous ancestor of the Aramaean people of
Northern Mesopotamia and Syria. While the historical
Aramaeans do not make their definite appearance until ca.
1300 BC, there are disputed references to a campaign against
"Aram" as early as 2300 BC, in the inscriptions of Naram-Sin
According to the Book of Jubilees (9:5), the inheritance of
the Earth to be bequeathed to the descendants of Aram
included all of the land between the Tigris and Euphrates
rivers, as far north as the mountains; although
historically, the Aramaeans never at any time occupied the
whole of this territory, which would include all of
The land of Aram-Naharaim ("Aram of the Two Rivers") that
included Haran, mentioned five times in the Bible, is
traditionally thought to be populated by descendants of
Aram, as is the nearby land of Aram that included Aram
Damascus and Aram Rehob.
Aram son of Shem is also revered as a prophet in Mandaeism.