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HELEM (hē'lĕm, health)

A man of the tribe of Asher (1Chr.7.35), called Hotham in 1Chr.7.32.An ambassador, mentioned only in Zech.6.14, but also certainly the same person as Heldai in Zech.6.10 (so niv).

HELEM he’ ləm (הֵ֖לֶם). 1. A great-grandson of Asher (1 Chron 7:35); called Hotham in v. 32.

2. Zechariah 6:14 (KJV, ASV), see Heldai, 2.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)


(1) helem; Septuagint Codex Vaticanus, Balaam, omitting "son," Codex Alexandrinus, huios Elam, "son of Elam" (1Ch 7:35). A great-grandson of Asher, called Hotham in 1Ch 7:32. The form "Elam" appears as the name of a Levite in 1 Esdras 8:33.

(2) chelem, "strength," regarded by Septuagint as a common noun (Zec 6:14). One of the ambassadors from the Jews of the exile to Jerusalem; probably the person called Heldai in Zec 6:10 is meant.