(pā`răn), desert, the eastern region of the Sinai peninsula. In accounts in the Bible, IshmaelIshmael
[Heb.,=God hears], in the Bible. 1 Son of Abraham and Hagar; ancestor of 12 tribes in N Arabia. Through Sara's jealousy he and his mother were sent into the desert, where the angel of the Lord encountered them at a spring.
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 settled there. It was also the Israelites' first resting place after their stay at Sinai, and the refuge of David when Samuel died.
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Paran (Paranatellon)

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

A paran (from the same family of words as parallel) is said to occur when two planets cross an angle (whether the same or different angles) at the same time. The notion of parantellon goes back to Ptolemy; it was revived by Robert Hand, who abbreviated its designation to paran. The concept is infrequently employed in modern astrology, although contemporary chart-casting programs can usually calculate it.

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