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or Ar·a·mae·an  (ăr′ə-mē′ən)
Of or relating to Aram, its inhabitants, their language, or their culture.
1. One of a group of Semitic peoples inhabiting Aram and parts of Mesopotamia from the 11th to the 8th century bc.
2. See Aramaic.


(ˌærəˈmiːən) or


(Placename) of or relating to Aram (the biblical name for ancient Syria)
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Aram


or Ar•a•me•an

(ˌær əˈmi ən)
1. a member of any of a group of western Semitic peoples prominent in the history of ancient Syria and Mesopotamia, c1100–700 b.c.
2. of or pertaining to Aram or the Aramaeans.
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Noun1.Aramaean - a member of one of a group of Semitic peoples inhabiting Aram and parts of Mesopotamia from the 11th to the 8th century BC
Semite - a member of a group of Semitic-speaking peoples of the Middle East and northern Africa
Adj.1.Aramaean - of or relating to Aram or to its inhabitants or their culture or their language
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Similarly, highlights from the Late Pre-Islamic Period include silver coins, a bronze bull head, and a bronze plaque inscribed in Aramaean.
They slowly became culturally dominant in northern Syria and some cities, such as Hamath, would become Aramaean speaking by 800 BC where before they were Luwian.
The 11 papers--most from the conference but some written more recently--consider such aspects as the evolution of fragility: the resistible rise and irresistible fall of early states, the formation and decline of the Aramaean states in Iron Age Syria, ethnicity and state formation in the Levant during the early Iron Age, the role of lingua francas and communication networks in the process of empire building: the Persian Empire, the first Arabic Empire and modern scholarship 622-661, and cooperation over trans-bounder water resources management in the Middle East.
He sympathizes with the Armenian and the Turk, with the Algerian and the Amazigh, and he considers himself an Egyptian with African forebears, an Aramaean with Byzantine uncles, a Hijazi child coddled by Muslim Umar and Christian Sophronius when the former conquered Jerusalem, and his "scorn for Zionists" does not prevent him from saying he was "a Jew expelled from Andalusia," for "by anything less than this, one is not an Arab.
This handbook offers a comprehensive review of current research regarding central Syria's ancient Aramaean culture.
On the one hand, Syrian political and religious institutions are interested in the safeguard of the main relics of the political power and of the waqf; since the first UNESCO inquiry in Syria (Collart, Abdul-Hak and Dillon 1954), Damascus' architectural heritage has been represented as the objectification of Syrian history, conceived as a teleology that started from Aramaean founders of the city, crossed Seleucid, Roman, Byzantine, Umayyad, Seljuq, Ayyub, Mameluk, and Ottoman civilizations and reached its climax in the modern Syrian Arab Republic.
The ultimate origins of the Aramaean settlers go back to North Syria.
The ancient treasure -- monumental deities from Aramaean civilization and relief slabs depicting hunting scenes -- will soon be back on public display.
God then orders him to take his family and move to Canaan, presumably to eliminate the influence Aramaean paganism is having on them.
The lack of other examples is something Israel shares with the Transjordanian, Phoenician, neo-Hittite and Aramaean states.
A remnant Assyrian-Babylonian-Elamite balance-of-power system in Mesopotamia collapsed a century later as Assyria and Babylonia were nearly destroyed by a wave of tribal Aramaean invaders.
A number of areas settled by Aramaean peoples at roughly the same period developed a confederacy form of government.