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Helam is located in Northeast Israel
Coordinates: 33°3′4.32″N 35°29′59.63″E / 33.0512000°N 35.4998972°E / 33.0512000; 35.4998972Coordinates: 33°3′4.32″N 35°29′59.63″E / 33.0512000°N 35.4998972°E / 33.0512000; 35.4998972
Region poss. located ≈ 55 km (34 mi)[1]
Affiliation present-day Alma, Israel

Helam (Hebrew: חֵילָם‬,[2] ḥêlām;[1] meaning "stronghold", or "place of abundance"[3]) is a Hebrew Bible place name.[4][1] It may be associated with modern Alma, Israel, [5] about 55 km (34 mi) east of the Sea of Galilee.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Eerdman's 2000, p. 571.
  2. ^ Strong's H2431 - Cheylam
  3. ^ Easton 1894, p. 321.
  4. ^ Easton 1894, p. 321, a place north of the Jordan and west of the Euphrates, in Gilead.
  5. ^ Eerdman's 2000, p. 571, per Philip R. Drey in association with David Noel Freedman.


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainEaston, Matthew George (1897). "Helam". Easton's Bible Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons.