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Bible Names A-G: Eber


Eber in Easton's Bible Dictionary beyond. (1.). The third post-duluvian patriach after Shem (Gen. 10:24; 11:14). He is regarded as the founder of the Hebrew race (10:21; Num. 24:24). In Luke 3:35 he is called Heber. (2.) One of the seven heads of the families of the Gadites (1 Chr. 5:13). (3.) The oldest of the three sons of Elpaal the Benjamite (8:12). (4.) One of the heads of the familes of Benjamites in Jerusalem (22). (5.) The head of the priestly family of Amok in the time of 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 Shemites.

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 Prophecy concerning Nu 24:24 -2. A Gadite, called HEBER 1Ch 5:13 -3. A Benjamite 1Ch 8:12 -4. A Benjamite of Jerusalem 1Ch 8:22 -5. A priest Ne 12:20

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.

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