Eber

Eber [N] [H] [S]

beyond.

  • . The third post-duluvian patriach after Shem ( Genesis 10:24 ; 11:14 ). He is regarded as the founder of the Hebrew race ( 10:21 ; Numbers 24:24 ). In Luke 3:35 he is called Heber.

  • One of the seven heads of the families of the Gadites ( 1 Chronicles 5:13 ).

  • The oldest of the three sons of Elpaal the Benjamite ( 8:12 ).

  • One of the heads of the familes of Benjamites in Jerusalem (22).

  • The head of the priestly family of Amok in the time of Zerubbabel ( Nehemiah 12:20 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

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    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Eber". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Eber [N] [E] [S]

    one that passes; anger
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    Bibliography Information

    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Eber'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Eber [N] [E] [H]

    (the region beyond ).

    1. Son of Salah, and great-grandson of Shem. ( Genesis 10:24 ; 1 Chronicles 1:19 ) (B.C. 2277-1813.) [For confusion between Eber and Heber see HEBER]
    2. Son of Elpaal and descendant of Sharahaim of the tribe of Benjamin. ( 1 Chronicles 8:12 ) (B.C. 1400).
    3. A priest in the days of Joiakim the son of Jeshua. ( Nehemiah 12:20 ) (B.C. 445.)

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Eber'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    EBER

    e'-ber (`ebher; Eber, in Gen; Obed, in Ch):

    (1) Occurs in the genealogies (Genesis 10:21,25; 11:14) as the great-grandson of Shem and father of Peleg and Joktan. The word means "the other side," "across," and the form "Hebrew," which is derived from it, is intended to denote the people or tribe who came "from the other, side of the river" (i.e. the Euphrates), from Haran (Genesis 11:31), whence Abraham and his dependents migrated to Canaan.

    (2) A Gadite (1 Chronicles 5:13).

    (3) & (4) Two Benjamites (1 Chronicles 8:12,22).

    (5) The head of a priestly family (Nehemiah 12:20).

    A. C. Grant


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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'EBER'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.