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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.
..... Click the link for more information. 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.