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One of the names for the northwest region of Mesopotamia, between the Khabur and Euphrates Rivers. It is also called Aram-naharaim (Heb., “Aram between two rivers”) in (Gen 24:10) (NRSV: “Mesopotamia”). Haran and perhaps Ur were located in Paddan-aram. Isaac’s wife, Rebekah, was from there (Gen 25:20), and Isaac sent Jacob back there to Rebekah’s brother, Laban, to obtain a wife (Gen 28:2-7).