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Padan, Padanaram

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A cultivated district in Mesopotamia, in which was the city of Nahor, to which Terah and his family migrated from Ur of the Chaldees; and from whence Rebekah, Leah, and Rachel, the wives of Isaac and Jacob, were obtained. Genesis 25:20 ; Genesis 28:2-7 ; Genesis 31:18 ; Genesis 33:18 ; Genesis 35:9,26 ; Genesis 46:15 . It is strictly Paddan-aram, signifying 'table land of Aram.' Mesopotamia is the translation of Padan-aram both in the LXX and the Vulgate. In Genesis 48:7 it is simply PADAN.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Padan, Padanaram'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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