Helek

HELEK (hē'lĕk). The second son of Gilead of the tribe of Manasseh and head of a family (Num.26.30; Josh.17.2).


HELECH he’ lĕk (חֵילֵ֗כְ). The RSV tr. of the Heb. in Ezekiel 27:11. KJV, ASV THINE ARMY, from the Heb. root חיל (strength, army), in which case the final letter is to be seen as the feminine form of the pronoun “you.” If the word refers to a place, it is prob. the Assyrian name for the original “Cilicia” N of the Taurus mountains. These Cilicians were noted for their warlike character and would fit as mercenaries of Tyre. J. Simons (Geographical and Topographical Texts of the OT) thinks it not probable that the word refers to a place, and the LXX favors that view, and tr. the word much as do the KJV and ASV. The name “Hilakku” for Cilicia is found in ancient records.


HELEK hĕ’ lĕk (חֵ֕לֶק, portion, lot). Son of Gilead of the tribe of Manasseh. He belonged to the family of the Helekites (Num 26:30). His lineage is traced back to Joseph, the father of Manasseh (Josh 17:2).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

chelekh): Son of Gilead the Manassite (Nu 26:30; Jos 17:2). Patronymic, Helekites (Nu 26:30).