Eber in Easton's Bible Dictionary
beyond. (1.). The third post-duluvian patriach after Shem
10:24; 11:14). He is regarded as the founder of the
(10:21; Num. 24:24). In Luke 3:35 he is called Heber.
(2.) One of the seven heads of the families of the
(3.) The oldest of the three sons of Elpaal the
(4.) One of the heads of the familes of Benjamites in
(5.) The head of the priestly family of Amok in the
Zerubbabel (Neh. 12:20).
Eber in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Son of Salah, great grandson of Shem (Genesis 10:21-24; 1
Chronicles 1:19; Numbers 24:24, where the "Eber" whom "ships
from Chittim shall afflict" represents not the Hebrew, but in
general the western descendants of Shem, sprung from Arphaxad,
Lud, and Aram; the posterity of Abraham who descended from
Eber through Peleg, and also the descendants of Eber through
Joktan. As "Asshur" represented the Shemites who dwelt in the
far East, including Elam, so Eber represents the western
Eber in Hitchcock's Bible Names
one that passes; anger
Eber in Naves Topical Bible
Also called HEBER
-1. The probable founder of the Hebrew race
Ge 10:21-25; 11:14; 1Ch 1:19,25; Lu 3:35
-2. A Gadite, called HEBER
-3. A Benjamite
-4. A Benjamite of Jerusalem
-5. A priest
Eber in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(the region beyond).
1. Son of Salah, and great-grandson of Shem. Ge 10:24;
1Ch 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. 1Ch 8:12 (B.C. 1400).
3. A priest in the days of Joiakim the son of Jeshua.
Ne 12:20 (B.C. 445.)
Eber in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
e'-ber (`ebher; Eber, in Gen; Obed, in Ch):
(1) Occurs in the genealogies (Gen 10:21,25; 11:14 ff) 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 (Gen 11:31), whence Abraham and his
dependents migrated to Canaan.
(2) A Gadite (1 Ch 5:13).
(3) (4) Two Benjamites (1 Ch 8:12,22).
(5) The head of a priestly family (Neh 12:20).
A. C. Grant
Eber in Wikipedia
(עֵבֶר, Standard Hebrew Éver, Tiberian Hebrew ʻĒḇer) is an
ancestor of the Israelites, according to the "Table of
Nations" in Genesis 10-11 and 1 Chronicles 1 . He was a
great-grandson of Noah's son Shem and the father of Peleg
born when Eber was 34 years old, and of Joktan. He was the
son of Shelah a distant ancestor of Abraham. According to
the Hebrew Bible, Eber died at the age of 464 (Genesis
11:14-17 ) when Jacob was 20. The Hebrew Calendar
synchronises this date with 1817 BC.
In the Septuagint and other Christian Bibles derived from
it, Eber is called Heber and his father is called Sala. His
son is called Phaleg, born when Heber was 134 years old, and
he had other sons and daughters. Heber lived to an age of
404 years. (Septuagint Genesis 11:14-17 )
In Jewish tradition, Eber, the great-grandson of Shem,
refused to help with the building of the Tower of Babel, so
his language was not confused when it was abandoned. He and
his family alone retained the original human language,
Hebrew, a language named after Eber (Heber), also called
lingua humana in Latin. (There are different religious
positions on this issue; see also Adamic language.)...
Eber Scripture - Genesis 10:24
And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.
Eber Scripture - Genesis 11:17
And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty
years, and begat sons and daughters.
Eber Scripture - Numbers 24:24
And ships [shall come] from the coast of Chittim, and shall
afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber, and he also shall
perish for ever.