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What does one think when he/she hears about Saudi Arabia? Oil, Mecca, boot shape nation, etc.. In the Bible, this nation was called "Paddan Aram" (mentioned 11x-see>

"and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram [ 25:20 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia ] and sister of Laban the Aramean. "-Genesis 25:20

Related Resources:

  • International Bible Encyclopedia
  • Christians Resource Institute

  • "Basically, however, the biblical traditions remember that the origins of the Patriarchs lay in Mesopotamia or Aram as the region was called in Hebrew. The Hebrew term for what we know as Mesopotamia is aram-naharaim, Aram of the Two Rivers (referring to the Tigris and Euphrates), also called Paddan-Aram"

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