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Helam

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