At the same time many Persians and persianized Aramaeans
received positions as 'secretaries' or civil servants.
God then orders him to take his family and move to Canaan, presumably to eliminate the influence Aramaean
paganism is having on them.
And he [Ahaziah] went with Joram ben-Ahab to war with Hazael, King of Aram, at Ramoth-gilead, and the Aramaeans
There are royal inscriptions found of other neighbors of Israel, such as the Aramaeans
and the Phoenicians.
The narrative turns on foreign conquests recorded in biblical and Assyrian texts, the latter those of the probable assailants, but without physical remains confirming or bolstering either Aramaeans
or Assyrians as the perpetrators.
Rollig, "Asia Minor as a Bridge between East and West: The Role of the Phoenicians and Aramaeans
in the Transfer of Culture," in Greece between East and West: 10th-8th Centuries BC, ed.
The author organizes his material by ethnic groups and treats Libyans, Phoenicians, Aramaeans
, Persians, Carians, Arabs, and Greeks, and concludes with some general remarks.
The World of the Aramaeans
, I: Biblical Studies in Honour of Paul-Eugene Dion.
I wonder if he did not intend the sun god Malakbel, venerated in the caravan city of Palmyra, whose pantheon incorporated Babylonian and Syro-Palestinian elements, and whose population consisted of Amoriles, Aramaeans
, and Arabs.
A specially interesting case is Aram' < *' aram (like Arabic' af'al), which the author sees as internal plural of ri'm 'wild bull,' "the totem of Aramaeans