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In the Book of Genesis, Hul (Hebrew: חוּלḤūl) is the son of Aram, son of Shem, who is mentioned twice in the Tanakh, both times in genealogical tables.[1] According to the 1st century Jewish historian Flavius Josephus, he founded Armenia.[2] Because his father is Aram, the eponymous ancestor of the Arameans (sometimes also called Syrians), the Holman Bible Dictionary infers that he must have been included in the Table of Nations as "the original ancestor of an Aramean or Syrian tribe." [3]


  1. ^ Genesis 10:23 and 1 Chronicles 1:17
  2. ^ Antiquities 1:6:4, Whiston translation, in which Hul is referred to as Ul. [1]
  3. ^ Holman Bible Dictionary, "Hul." [2].