Padan-aram


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Padan-aram

(pā`dən-ā`răm), in the Bible, that part of AramAram
, ancient country and people centered in Damascus in S Syria between the 11th and 8th cent. B.C. The Bible records constant contacts between the Hebrews and Aram. The Aramaeans spoke Aramaic, which is a term that refers to a family of languages, of which Syriac is a part.
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 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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The Stairs were such as whereon JACOB saw Angels ascending and descending, bands Of Guardians bright, when he from ESAU fled To PADAN-ARAM in the field of LUZ, Dreaming by night under the open Skie, And waking cri'd, This is the Gate of Heav'n.
Abraham, however, did not come to the Holy Land from Ur but from Haran, which seems to be the same place as Padan-Aram, and is where Abraham's relatives lived (Gen.
Haran seems to be the same place as Padan-aram, where Abraham's relatives lived (Genesis 25:20).