As for personnel, the men of Israel had indeed been greatly outnumbered by those of Aram-Damascus in Aramaean
Wars I and II.
Chapter 8 gives an overview of the Aramaean
kingdoms west of the Euphrates: Bit-Agusi, Bit-Adini, Sam'al, Damascus, the mysterious KTK, and Soba.
The substantial number of Persians and persianized Aramaeans
who convened to Islam had, however, varied economic backgrounds.
In sections on place, daily practice, and power, they consider such topics as movement across the landscape and residential stability in the southern Levantine Early Bronze Age; subsistence actions at Catalhoyuk; the practice of decorating Late Neolithic pottery in northern Mesopotamia; whether early Islamic pottery indicates a revolution in diet and dining habits; Assyrians, Aramaeans
, and the indigenous peoples of Iron Age southeastern Anatolia; and the Hittite state.
In addition, the center will keep a record of the music of minorities in Muslim countries, in addition to special programs dedicated to the musical heritage of Assyrians, Aramaeans
and Arab Christians.
And he [Ahaziah] went with Joram ben-Ahab to war with Hazael, King of Aram, at Ramoth-gilead, and the Aramaeans
Weigl (eds) The World of the Aramaeans
II: Studies in History and Archaeology in Honour of Paul-Eugen Dion: 257-69.
Morrow, "The Sefire Treaty Stipulations and the Meso-potamian Treaty Tradition," in The World of the Aramaeans
III: Studies in Language and Literature in Honour of Paul-Eugene Dion, ed.
I wonder if he did not intend the sun god Malakbel, venerated in the caravan city of Palmyra, whose pantheon incorporated Babylonian and Syro-Palestinian elements, and whose population consisted of Amoriles, Aramaeans
, and Arabs.
A specially interesting case is Aram' < *' aram (like Arabic' af'al), which the author sees as internal plural of ri'm 'wild bull,' "the totem of Aramaeans
Rollig, "Asia Minor as a Bridge between East and West: The Role of the Phoenicians and Aramaeans
in the Transfer of Culture," in Greece between East and West: 10th-8th Centuries BC, ed.
The author organizes his material by ethnic groups and treats Libyans, Phoenicians, Aramaeans
, Persians, Carians, Arabs, and Greeks, and concludes with some general remarks.