A place east of the Jordan where the Syrians under Hadarezer were defeated by David (II Sam. x. 16, 17). The Vulgate, following Aquila, and in consideration of the different spellings of the name in the two verses, renders "their army." Helam may be identified with the Alamatha of Ptolemy, on the west of the Euphrates and near Nicephorium.

E. G. H. M. Sel.
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