place of abundance, a place on the east of Jordan and west of the Euphrates where David gained a great victory over the Syrian army ( 2 Samuel 10:16 ), which was under the command of Shobach. Some would identify it with Alamatta, near Nicephorium.
their army; their trouble
he'-lam (chelam, 2 Samuel 10:16; in 16:17 with the he of locale; Septuagint Hailam):
A place near which David is said to have defeated the Aramean world under Hadarezer (2 Samuel 10:16). Its site is unknown. Cornill and others introduce it into the text of Ezekiel 47:16 from the Septuagint Heliam). This would place it between the territories of Damascus and Hamath, which is not unreasonable. Some scholars identify it with Aleppo, which seems too far north.
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