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Eber (Place)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Eber
Eber (עֵבֶר‎, ever). A place, along with Asshur, that the ships of Kittim were to attack according to Balaam’s prophecy (Num 24:24).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Eber (Place)
EBER (PLACE) [Heb ʿēber (עֵבֶר)]. Mentioned along with Asshur in the final prophecy of Balaam as a place afflicted by ships from Kittim (Num 24:24). The LXX, Syr, and Vg see here a reference to the “Hebrews,” rather than to a specific place. Targum Onkelos reads lʿbr prt, “to Eber Perat,” the area of
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Eber
Eber (ee´buhr; Heb., “beyond”).1 The great-grandson of Shem, father of Peleg and Joktan (Gen. 10:24–25; 11:14–17; 1 Chron. 1:18–19, 25), ancestor of Abram (Gen. 11:17–26) and Jesus (Luke 3:35). Eber appears to be the eponymous ancestor of the Hebrews (which could be taken as literally meaning “descendants
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Eber
EBER (Ēʹ bẽr) Personal name meaning “the opposite side.” 1. The ancestor of Abraham and the Hebrew people, and a descendant of Shem (Gen. 10:21–25; 11:14–17). Numbers 24:24 apparently refers to him as the original ancestor of a people associated with the Assyrians and threatened by Balaam with destruction
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Eber
Eber ee’buhr (עֵבֶרH6299, perhaps “traveler” [from עָבַרH6296, “to cross over”]; Εβερ G1576). (1) A descendant of Shem (through Arphaxad and Shelah) and an ancestor of Abraham (Gen. 10:21–25; 11:14–17; 1 Chr. 1:18–25); included in Luke’s genealogy of Jesus Christ (Lk. 3:35 [KJV, “Heber”]). Practically
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