(land of Aram), nowhere mentioned under that name in the original Hebrew, though it occurs in the English version (2 Kings 19:37) for Ararat./p>
Description—Armenia is that lofty plateau whence the rivers Euphrates, Tigris, Araxes, and Acampsis pour down their waters in different directions; the first two to the Persian Gulf, the last two respectively to the Caspian and Euxine seas. It may be termed the nucleus of the mountain system of western Asia. From the centre of the plateau rise two lofty chains of mountains, which run from east to west.
Divisions—Three districts are mentioned in the Bible:
Present condition—The Armenians, numbering about two millions, are nominally Christians. About half of them live in Armenia. Their favorite pursuit is commerce. The country is divided, as to government, between Russia, Turkey, and Persia.–ED.
Smith's Bible Names Dictionary (1866)