hē´lam ( חילם , ḥēlām , 2 Samuel 10:16 f; in 2 Samuel 16:17 with the he of locale ; Septuagint Ἁιλάμ , Hailám ): 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 Ἡλιάμ , Hḗliám ). 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. http://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/h/helam.html. 1915.
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