The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Chelleans (Χελεων, Cheleōn). The people of Chelous; mentioned in the account of Holofernes’ military campaign to expand the empire of Nebuchadnezzar (Judith 2:23).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
CHELLEANS [Gk Cheleōn (Χελεων)]. An otherwise unknown people mentioned in the book of Judith (Jdt 2:23). It should be noted that the Greek manuscripts show a wide variation in spelling (chaldiaōn, chellaiōn, chaldaiou, etc.). The reading “Chaldeans” should be understood as a scribal error. The definite
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Chelleans kel̀ē-ənz [Gk. Chelleoi]; AV CHELLIANS; NEB CHELEANS. The people of Chelous (Jth. 2:23).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
CHELLEANS People mentioned in the book of Judith. There is little agreement about the identity of the Chelleans, who are listed in connection with a campaign of Holofernes, chief general of Nebuchadnezzar’s army (Jdt 2:23). Geographical considerations make it unlikely that they were from the town of
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CHELLIANS<kel’-i-anz>: The people of “ Chellus” (Judith 2:23) (which see).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Chelleans kel′ee-uhnz (Χελεοι). A people group of unknown identification, mentioned incidentally in the book of Judith, which states that Holofernes “plundered all the Rassisites and the Ishmaelites on the border of the desert, south of the country of the Chelleans” (Jdt. 2:23). The name Ishmaelite is
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CHELLEANS kel´ee-uhns [Χελεοι Cheleoi]. Inhabitants of the area north of the Rassisites and the Ishmaelites (Jdt 2:23), probably in the eastern portion of Palestine near the Arabian Desert. Other than this reference in Judith, the Chelleans are unknown. See ISHMAEL, ISHMAELITES; RASSIS.