Heber

Heber [N] [H] [S]

passing over.

  • Son of Beriah and grandson of Asher ( Genesis 46:17 ; 1 Chronicles 7:31 1 Chronicles 7:32 ).

  • The Kenite ( Judges 4:11 Judges 4:17 ; 5:24 ), a descendant of Hobab. His wife Jael received Sisera (q.v.) into her tent and then killed him.

  • 1 Chronicles 4:18 .

  • A Benjamite ( 1 Chronicles 8:17 ).

  • A Gadite ( 5:13 ). (See EBER .)

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

  • Heber [N] [E] [S]

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

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

    Heber [N] [E] [H]

    (alliance ).

    1. Grandson of the patriarch Asher, ( Genesis 46:17 ; Numbers 26:45 ; 1 Chronicles 7:31 ) from whom came the Heberites. ( Numbers 26:45 )
    2. The patriarch Eber. ( Luke 3:35 ) [EBER]
    3. The father of Socho; a Judite. ( 1 Chronicles 4:18 )
    4. A Benjamite. ( 1 Chronicles 8:17 )
    5. A Benjamite. ( 1 Chronicles 8:22 )
    6. A Gadite. ( 1 Chronicles 5:13 )
    7. The husband of Jael, who slew Sisera by driving a nail into his temple. ( Judges 4:21 Judges 4:22 )

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

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

    HEBER

    he'-ber (chebher, "associate" or, possibly, "enchanter"; Eber):

    A name occurring several times in the Old Testament as the name of an individual or of a clan.

    (1) A member of the tribe of Asher and son of Beraiah (Genesis 46:17; Numbers 26:45; 1 Chronicles 7:31).

    (2) A Kenite, husband of Jael, who deceptively slew Sisera, captain of the army of Jabin, a Canaanite king (Judges 4:17; 5:24). He had separated himself from the main body of the Kenites, which accounts for his tent being near Kedesh, the place of Sisera's disastrous battle (Judges 4:11).

    (3) Head of a clan of Judah, and son of Mered by his Jewish, as distinguished from an Egyptian wife. He was father, or founder, of Soco (1 Chronicles 4:18).

    (4) A Benjamite, or clan or family of Elpaal belonging to Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:17).

    (5) Heber, of our Lord's genealogy (Luke 3:35 the King James Version), better, Eber.

    So, the name "Eber," `ebher, in 1 Chronicles 5:13; 8:22, is not to be confused with Heber, chebher, as in the foregoing passages.

    Edward Bagby Pollard


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