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Helam

Helam [N] [H] [S]

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.

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Helam". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Helam [N] [E] [S]

their army; their trouble
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Helam'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Helam [N] [E] [H]

(stronghold ), a place east of the Jordan but west of the Euphrates at which the Syrians were collected by Hadarezer, and where David met and defeated them. ( 2 Samuel 10:16 2 Samuel 10:17 )


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[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Helam'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

HELAM

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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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'HELAM'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.