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Helam

Helam (, ḥêlām; meaning "stronghold", or "place of abundance") is a Hebrew Bible place name, where King David’s army defeated the military forces of the Syrian King Hadadezer under his army chief Shobach (2 Sam. 10:15-19). Some scholars associate Helam with "Alema" mentioned in the Apocryphal book of First Maccabees (5:26, JB). Thus, it may be plausible to link Helam to modern ʽAlma, Israel as possibly a district rather than a city. It is located about 55 km (34 mi) due E of the Sea of Galilee.