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Helbah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Helbah
Helbah (חֶלְבָּה‎, chelbah). A town that was likely located near Sidon. The tribe of Asher failed to drive out the Canaanite inhabitants of this town (Judg 1:31).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Helbah (Place)
HELBAH (PLACE) [Heb ḥelbâ (חֶלְבָּה)]. One of the towns from which the tribe of Asher failed to drive the Canaanite inhabitants (Judg 1:31). Earlier in the same verse the town of Ahlab is mentioned, and many scholars (GP 2:67; Boling, Judges AB, 455) argue that Helbah is either a dittographic error
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Helbah
Helbah. One of the Canaanite strongholds that was not conquered by the Asherites after taking possession of the land under Joshua (Jgs 1:31). Its location is unknown.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Helbah
Helbah helʹbə [Heb. ḥelbâ—‘fertile’]. A town from which the tribe of Asher failed to drive out the Canaanites after settling in the land conquered under Joshua (Jgs. 1:31). It is identified with Maḫalib (Mehelab, Ahlab) of Sennacherib’s prism inscription, and is located 6.4 km (4 mi) NE of Tyre near
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Helbah
HELBAH One of the Canaanite strongholds that was not conquered by the tribe of Asher after they took possession of the land (Jgs 1:31).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Helbah
HELBAH. A town in the tribal territory of Asher (Jdg 1:31). Its exact location is unknown. It is possibly Ahlab on the Mediterranean coast N of Tyre.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Helbah
Helbah (Heb. ḥelbâ)A town in the territorial allotment of Asher, the Canaanite inhabitants of which the Israelites were unable to expel (Judg. 1:31). The name is thought to be a duplication of Ahlab in the same verse and may be identified with Mahalab/modern Khirbet el-Maḥâlib (172303; cf. Josh.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Helbah
Helbah [hĕlˊbə] (Heb. ḥelbâ).† A town in the territorial allotment of Asher, the Canaanite inhabitants of which the Israelites were unable to expel (Judg. 1:31). The name is thought to be a duplication of Ahlab in the same verse (thus JB omits) and may be identified with Mahalab (modern Khirbet
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Helbah
Hel´bah (fertile), a town of Asher, probably on the plain of Phœnicia, not far from Sidon. Judges 1:31.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Helbah
HEL´BAH (helʹba; “fatness”). A town of Asher not far from Sidon, and one of the places from which the Canaanites were not expelled (Judg. 1:31). Identified with Mahalib of the Assyrian monuments, four miles NE of Tyre. It still exists in the village of Halbun, a place with many ruins eighteen miles N
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Helbah
Helbahfatness, a town of the tribe of Asher (Judg. 1:31), in the plain of Phoenicia.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Helbah
HELBAH [HEL buh] (fertile) — a town of the tribe of Asher whose Canaanite inhabitants could not be driven out by the Israelites. “Nor did Asher drive out the inhabitants of Acco or the inhabitants of Sidon, or of Ahlab, Achzib, Helbeh, Aphik, or Rehob” (Judg. 1:31).
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