Holman Bible Dictionary
(hehl' buh) Place name meaning “forest.” City in tribal territory of Asher which Asher could not drive out (Judges 1:31 ). Some have seen this as an inadvertant copying of Ahlab. Most identify Helbah with Mahalib, mentioned in Assyrian monuments. It is four miles northeast of Tyre. See Mahalab .
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Fatness, a town of the tribe of Asher (Judges 1:31 ), in the plain of Phoenicia.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
HELBAH . A town of Asher ( Judges 1:31 ). Its identity is quite uncertain.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
A town of Asher, not far from Sidon (Judges 1:31).
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Town in the tribe of Asher. Judges 1:31 . Not identified.
- Most identify Helbah
with Mahalib, mentioned in Assyrian monuments
- The portion near Zidon, Dor, Accho, Ahlab, Achzib, Helbah
, Aphik, Rehob, they never made themselves masters of (Judges 1:31-32; Joshua 19:24-31; Joshua 17:10-11
- It was doubtless intended that their west border should have been the Great Sea, but we read that they did not drive out the inhabitants of Accho, Zidon, Ahlab, Achzib, Helbah
, Aphik and Rehob; but the Asherites dwelt among the Canaanites