Paddan-aram (Pay´duhn-air´uhm)

One of the names for the northwest region of Mesopotamia, between the Khabur and Euphrates Rivers. It is also called Aram-naharaim (Heb., “Aram between two rivers”) in (Gen 24:10) (NRSV: “Mesopotamia”). Haran and perhaps Ur were located in Paddan-aram. Isaac’s wife, Rebekah, was from there (Gen 25:20), and Isaac sent Jacob back there to Rebekah’s brother, Laban, to obtain a wife (Gen 28:2-7).

Gen 24:10

10Then the servant took ten of his master's camels and departed, taking all kinds of choice gifts from his master; and he set out and went to Aram-naharaim, to ... View more

Gen 25:20

20and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah, daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan-aram, sister of Laban the Aramean.

Gen 28:2-7

2Go at once to Paddan-aram to the house of Bethuel, your mother's father; and take as wife from there one of the daughters of Laban, your mother's brother.3May ... View more

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