Biblical name of ancient Syria.
(def 1).
Contemporary Examples

Aram Roston and Christine Pelisek on the environmentalist CEO, who is stepping back after the incident.
Commerce Secretary on Leave After Mystery Crash Aram Roston, Christine Pelisek June 11, 2012

The Beast’s Patricia Murphy and Aram Roston have a very thorough overview of where this is headed.
Issa and Holder: Fie to Both Michael Tomasky June 20, 2012

“Aram Roston has completed Firearms Safety Training,” it said.
In Florida, It’s Often Shoot First, Learn The Law Later Aram Roston May 16, 2012

Patricia Murphy and Aram Roston on the worsening war of words and what happens next.
Democrats, GOP Draw Lines in Eric Holder ‘Fast and Furious’ Contempt Battle Patricia Murphy, Aram Roston June 20, 2012

Aram Roston reports on the legal relevance of the bombshell.
Woman Accuses Zimmerman of Molesting Her, but Is It Relevant? Aram Roston July 15, 2012

Historical Examples

“That is a strange person, Aram; scarcely a favourable specimen of the happy English peasant;” said Lester, smiling.
Eugene Aram, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

I confess that I do not like having dealings with Mr. Chaffanbrass and Mr. Aram.
Orley Farm Anthony Trollope

And Aram—he also left Knaresbro’ soon after this mysterious event?
Eugene Aram, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

“I am delighted to have the honour of making your acquaintance,” said Mr. Aram.
Orley Farm Anthony Trollope

It appears quite clear from a careful consideration of the case that Aram was guilty of the crime.
Bygone Punishments William Andrews

the biblical name for ancient Syria

the son of Shem (Gen. 10:22); according to Gen. 22:21, a grandson of Nahor. In Matt. 1:3, 4, and Luke 3:33, this word is the Greek form of Ram, the father of Amminadab (1 Chr. 2:10). The word means high, or highlands, and as the name of a country denotes that elevated region extending from the northeast of Palestine to the Euphrates. It corresponded generally with the Syria and Mesopotamia of the Greeks and Romans. In Gen. 25:20; 31:20, 24; Deut. 26:5, the word “Syrian” is properly “Aramean” (R.V., marg.). Damascus became at length the capital of the several smaller kingdoms comprehended under the designation “Aram” or “Syria.”


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