ALEMA ăl’ ə mə (̓Αλέμα). One of a half-dozen cities in Gilead in which the Gentile inhabitants had imprisoned some Jews (
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
A town in Gilead, mentioned once only (1 Macc 5:26), besieged by the nations under Timotheus, together with Bosor and other cities; and probably relieved along with these cities by Judas Maccabeus, although no mention is made of Alema’s relief. The name occurs the one time as dative plural.