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20 Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan-aram[a] and the sister of Laban the Aramean.(A)

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  1. 25:20 Paddan-aram: the name used by the Priestly tradition for the northwest region of Mesopotamia, between the Habur and the Euphrates rivers. In Assyrian, padana is a road or a garden, and Aram refers to the people or the land of the Arameans. The equivalent geographical term in the Yahwist source is Aram Naharaim, “Aram between two rivers.”

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