Aram-naharaim

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Aram-naharaim

(ā`răm-nā'hārā`ĭm), the same as Padan-aramPadan-aram
, in the Bible, that part of Aram that lay in the Euphrates valley; it was the homeland of the Patriarchs. It also appears as Padan and, in the title of Psalm 60, Aram-naharaim.
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While Assad put an Arabist spin on the initiative, describing Aramaic as an "Arabic language," this did not prevent the chairman of the Aram-Nahrin organization -- an Aramean nationalist group based in the Netherlands -- from expressing gratitude to the Syrian president in 2009.
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