He'lam (Heb. Cheylam7', חֵילָם, place of abundance, 2Sa 10:16; but in ver. 17, Chelanm', חֵאלָם [with he 'directive," חֵאלָמָה, Josephus Χαλαμά], for which the margin prefers חֵלאָם; Sept. Αἰλάμ, Vulgate Helamn), a place "beyond the river" (i.e. either east of the Jordan or west of the Euphrates, although Josephus, Ant. 7:6, 3, understands it to mean east of the Euphrates), where David gained a victory over the combined forces of the Syrians under Hadadezer. apparently between Damascus and the country of the Ammonites. Ewald (Is'. Gesch. 2, 620) compares the Alanmatha (Α᾿λάμαθα) of Ptolemy (5, 15, 25), on the west bank of the Euphrates, near Nicephoritm. SEE DAVID.