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Hel’bon (fertile), a place mentioned only in Ezek. 27:18. Geographers have hitherto represented Helbon as identical with the city of Aleppo, called Haleb by the Arabs; but there are strong reasons against this, and the ancient city must be identified with a village within a few miles of Damascus, still bearing the ancient name Helbon, and still celebrated as producing the finest grapes in the country.