Ram (Heb. רָם , high), the name of three men in Scripture.

1. (Sept. Α᾿ράμ, v. r. Α᾿ῤῥάν and Ο᾿ράμ; Vul. Aran.) The son of Hezron and father of Amminadab, B.C. cir. 1780. He was born in Egypt after Jacob's migration there, as his name is not mentioned in Ge 46:4. He first appears in Ru 4:19. The genealogy in 1Ch 2:9-10 adds no further information concerning him, except that he was the second son of Hezron, Jerahmeel being the first-born (ver. 25). He appears in the New Test. only in the two lists of the ancestry of Christ (Mt 1:3-4; Lu 3:33), where he is called ARAM.

2. (Sept. ῾Ράμ, v. r. ῾Ράν, Α᾿ράμ, 'Apait; Vulg. Ram.) The first-born of Jerahmeel, and therefore nephew of the preceding (1Ch 2:25,27). B.C. post 1780. He had three sons — Maaz, Jamin, and Eker.

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3. (Sept. ῾Ράμ, v. r. Α᾿ράμ; Vulg. Ram.) Elihu, the son of Barachel the Buzite, is described as "of the kindred of Ram" (Job 32:2). Rashi's note on the passage is curious: 'of the family of Ram,' Abraham; for it is said, 'the greatest man among the Anakim' (Joshua 14); this [is] Abraham." Ewald identifies Ram with Aram, mentioned in Ge 22:21 in connection with Huz and Buz (Gesch. i, 414). Elihu would thus be a collateral descendant of Abraham, and this may have suggested the extraordinary explanation given by Rashli. SEE ARAM.

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