Abram came from Harran in JP (Genesis 11:31f, 12:4f.). The return to Aram to get wives for the children is referred to in Genesis 24; 28:10 (= Hosea 12:13) and Genesis 29–32. The tradition that an “Aramean was my father” is found in Deuteronomy 26:5. The whole notion of J and P’s ethnology (Genesis 10–11), according to which the Arameans are close relations with the Israelites, also reflects this basic understanding.