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Helek
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Helek, Son of Gilead
Helek, Son of Gilead There are two references to Helek in the Old Testament, each within a genealogical list.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Helek (Person)
HELEK (PERSON) [Heb ḥēleq (חֵלֶק)]. HELEKITES. In Num 26:30 (RSV) Helek translates ḥēleq, which there appears as the name of a person, a son of Gilead (son of Machir, son of Manasseh). In Josh 17:2 (RSV), part of a description of the allotment of land to the tribe of Manasseh, Helek translates the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Helek
Helek, Helekite. Gilead’s son from Manasseh’s tribe (Jos 17:2) and founder of the Helekite family (Nm 26:30).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Helek
Helek hēʹlək [Heb. ḥēleḵ]. Son of Gilead the Manassite (Nu. 26:30; Josh. 17:2). Patronymic, “Helekites” (Nu. 26:30).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Helek
HELEK, HELEKITE Gilead’s son from Manasseh’s tribe (Jos 17:2) and founder of the Helekite family (Nm 26:30).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Helek
HELEK, HELEKITES. Second son of Gilead of the tribe of Manasseh and the founder of the family of Helekites (Num 26:30; Josh 17:2).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Helek
Helek (Heb. ḥēleq)A son of Gilead and descendant of Manasseh (Num. 26:30; Josh. 17:2); eponymous ancestor of the Helekites.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Helek
Helek [hēˊlĕk] (Heb. ḥēleḵ). A son of Gilead and descendant of Manasseh (Num. 26:30; Josh. 17:2); eponymous ancestor of the Helekites.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Helek
He´lek (portion), one of the descendants of Manasseh, and second son of Gilead, Num. 26:30, and founder of the Helekites. (b.c. 1445.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Helek
HE´LEK (heʹlek; a “portion”). The second son of Gilead, of the tribe of Manasseh, whose descendants were called Helekites (Num. 26:30; Josh. 17:2).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Helek
HELEK [HEE lek] (portion) — a son of Gilead and founder of the Helekites (Num. 26:30).
See also
Relatives
Gilead Father
Hepher Brother
Iezer Brother
Machir Grandfather
Mahlah Cousin
Zelophehad Nephew
Ishhod Cousin
Abiezer Cousin
Peresh Uncle
Topics & Themes