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(Akkadian also Aḫlamu). Name of an originally semi-nomadic ethnic group of the late 2nd and 1st millennium BC, which is mentioned as the A. in Assyrian and biblical written tradition. At the end of the 2nd millennium, the A. moved out of the areas on the edge of the steppe into the cultivated areas of Syria and Mesopotamia. The kings of the Neo-Assyrian state did battle with the A. and their history is therefore mainly reflected in the inscriptions of Assyrian kings. The A. found…

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Klengel, Horst (Berlin), “Aramaeans”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 16 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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