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Helbon
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Helbon
Helbon (חֶלְבּוֹן‎, chelbon). A town known for its wine. Involved in trade with Tyre (Ezek 27:18).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Helbon (Place)
HELBON (PLACE) [Heb ḥelbôn (חֶלְבֹּון)]. A place mentioned in Ezekiel’s lamentation over Tyre (Ezek 27:18). According to Ezekiel, Damascus traded wine from Helbon (as well as wool, and wine from Uzal) for Tyrian merchandise. There is almost universal agreement that this place is to be identified with
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Helbon
Helbon. District north of Damascus, which produced choice wine (Ez 27:18); perhaps identifiable with modern Halbun, where the vine is still cultivated.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Helbon
Helbon helʹbon [Heb. ḥelbôn]. A region in the vicinity of Damascus famous for its high-quality wines. Ezekiel mentions the “wine of Helbon” among the chief articles of trade between the merchants of Tyre and Damascus (Ezk. 27:18). The site is to be identified with the productive valley of Halbûn,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Helbon
HELBON District north of Damascus, which produced choice wine (Ez 27:18); perhaps identifiable with modern Halbun, where the vine is still cultivated.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Helbon
HELBON. A town in Syria c. 15 miles NNW of Damascus, famous in ancient times for excellency of its wine (Ezk 27:18). It is modern H\albuÆn, lying in a steep valley. It is still known for the extensive vineyards on its nearby slopes.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Helbon
HELBON (Heb. ḥelbôn, ‘fat’, ‘fruitful’). A town mentioned in Ezk. 27:18 as trading wine to Tyre. This has been identified with the village of Khalbun, 25 km N of Damascus. The author of the Genesis Apocryphon from Qumran wrote Helbon for the place-name *Hobah of Gn. 14:15, described as ‘on the left
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Helbon
Helbon (Heb. ḥelbôn)A city famed for its wine and honey (Ezek. 27:18), which are mentioned in inscriptions of Nebuchadnezzar and also by the Greek geographer Strabo. It is identified with modern Helbôn, a village 17 km. (11 mi.) N of Damascus in a region of the Anti-Lebanon Valley that is still a
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Helbon
Helbon [hĕlˊbŏn] (Heb. ḥelbôn). A city famed for its wine and honey (Ezek. 27:18), which are mentioned in inscriptions of Nebuchadnezzar and also by the Greek geographer Strabo. It is identified with modern Halbûn, a village 29 km. (18 mi.) north of Damascus in a region of the Anti-lebanon
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Helbon
Hel´bon (fertile), a place mentioned only in Ezek. 27:18. Geographers have hitherto represented Helbon as identical with the city of Aleppo, called Haleb by the Arabs; but there are strong reasons against this, and the ancient city must be identified with a village within a few miles of Damascus, still
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Helbon
HEL´BON (helʹbon; “fat,” i.e., fertile). A place named only in Ezek. 27:18, where “the wine of Helbon” is mentioned among the commodities furnished by Damascus to the great market of Tyre. “It still exists in the village of Helbon, a place with many ruins three and a half miles N of Damascus in the midst
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Helbon
Helbonfat; i.e., “fertile”, (Ezek. 27:18 only), a place whence wine was brought to the great market of Tyre. It has been usually identified with the modern Aleppo, called Haleb by the native Arabs, but is more probably to be found in one of the villages in the Wady Helbon, which is celebrated for its
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