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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family, Isaac sends Jacob to Paddan-Aram, Rebekah's place of origin
Two generations removed from Abraham, grandson Jacob is compelled to flee from Canaan to the extended family in Paddan-aram.
Clearly, it is not that Abraham merely wants to prevent his son from marrying a Canaanite; he also does not want him to marry just anyone, whether in Canaan, Paddan-aram or elsewhere.
Up, go to Paddan-aram, to the house of Bethuel, your mother's father, and take a wife there from among the daughters of Laban, your mother's brother.
Why specify that the bride could come only from Bethuel's family, and not Paddan-aram generally?