the Week of Proper 4 / Ordinary 9
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
(1) An ancestor of David (Rth 4:19 (Ἀρράν ,
(2) Name of Elihu's family (Job 32:2 ). It is an open question as to whether Ram should be taken as a purely fictitious name, invented by the author of the Elihu speeches, or whether it is that of some obscure Arab tribe. In Genesis 22:21 Aram is a nephew of Buz (compare Elihu the Buzite), and the conjecture was at one time advanced that Ram was a contraction of Aram; but this theory is no longer held to be tenable. The suggestion that the initial
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Ram (1)'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​isb/​r/ram-1.html. 1915.