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Easton's Bible Dictionary


1. The son of Hezron, and one of the ancestors of the royal line (Ruth 4:19). The margin of 1 Chronicles 2:9, also Matthew 1:3, 4 and Luke 3:33, have "Aram."

2. One of the sons of Jerahmeel (1 Chronicles 2:25, 27).

3. A person mentioned in Job 32:2 as founder of a clan to which Elihu belonged. The same as Aram of Genesis 22:21.

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

elevated; sublime

Naves Topical Index

1. Son of Hezron and an ancestor of Jesus

General references
Ruth 4:19; 1 Chronicles 2:9-10

Called Aram
Matthew 1:3-4; Luke 3:33

2. Son of Jerahmeel
1 Chronicles 2:25; 1 Chronicles 2:27

3. An ancestor, probably of Elihu
Job 32:2

4. A sheep:

Skins of, used for the roof of the tabernacle
Exodus 26:14; Exodus 39:34

Seen in Daniel's vision
Daniel 8:3; Daniel 8:20

Used in sacrifice

Trumpets made of the horns of

Smith's Bible Dictionary

1. (high, exalted).

  1. A son of Hezron and the father of Ammin-adab, born in Egypt after Jacob's migration there. (Ruth 4:19) (B.C. 1706.) In (Matthew 1:3,4) and Luke 3:33 He is called ARAM in the Authorized Version, but RAM in the Revised Version of (Matthew 1:3,4) and ARNI in the Revised Version of (Luke 3:33)
  2. The first-born of Jerahmeel, and therefore nephew of the preceding. (1 Chronicles 3:25,27) (B.C. after 1706.)
  3. One of the kindred of Elihu. (Job 32:2) Ewald identified this Ram with ARAM in (Genesis 22:21)

3. the title of p, 53, and Mahalath-leannoth, the title of Ps. 88. The meaning of these words is uncertain. The conjecture is that mahalath is a guitar, and that leannoth has reference to the character of the psalm, and might be rendered "to humble or afflict," in which sense the root occurs in ver. 7.
4. a city "in the district near the wilderness" to which our Lord retired with his disciples when threatened with violence by the priests. (John 11:54)

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RAM, noun [See the Verb.]

1. The male of the sheep or ovine genus; in some parts of England called a tup. In the United States, the word is applied, I believe, to no other male, except in the compound ram-cat.

2. In astronomy, Aries, the sign of the zodiac which the sun enters on the 21st of March, or a constellation of fixed stars in the figure of a ram It is considered the first of the twelve signs.

3. An engine of war, used formerly for battering and demolishing the walls of cities; called a battering-ram. [See Battering-ram.]

RAM, verb transitive [Latin ramus, a branch that is a shoot or thrust. Heb. See Cram.]

1. To thrust or drive with violence; to force in; to drive down or together; as, to ram down a cartridge; to ram piles into the earth.

2. To drive, as with a battering ram

3. To stuff; to cram.