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Eber (descendant of Gad)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Eber, Son of Abihail
Eber, Son of Abihail (עֵבֶר‎, ever). One of the kinsmen in the territory of Gad (1 Chr 5:13).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Eber (Person)
EBER (PERSON) [Heb ʿēber (עֵבֶר‎)]. 1. A son of Shelah (Gen 11:14), and the father of Peleg (Gen 11:16), and Joktan (Gen 10:24–25). Eber lived a total of 464 years. Gen 10:21 designates Shem as the father (i.e., ancestor) of all the sons of Eber. The association of the name Eber with the name of Ebrium
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Eber
Eber. 1. Abraham’s ancestor (Gn 10:21–25; 11:14–17; 1 Chr 1:18–25; Lk 3:35, kjv Heber) from whom the word “Hebrew” may be derived. Eber lived 464 years and was the ancestor of the “sons of Eber,” a phrase possibly equal to the “Hebrews,” as “sons of Heth” equals the “Hittites” (Gn 23:10 nasb). However,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Eber
Eber ēʹbər [Heb. ʿēḇer; LXX Gk. Eber in Genesis, Óbēd in Chronicles].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eber
EBER1. Abraham’s ancestor (Gn 10:21–25; 11:14–17; 1 Chr 1:18–25; Lk 3:35) from whom the word “Hebrew” may be derived. Eber lived 464 years and was the ancestor of the “sons of Eber,” a phrase possibly equal to the “Hebrews,” as “sons of Heth” equals the “Hittites” (Gn 23:10, nasb). However, the term
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
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eber
EBER1. Eber was a descendant of Shem (Gen 10:21, 24). He was the father of Peleg and Joktan, and the ancestor of various peoples called “all the children of Eber” (Gen 10:21; cf. Num 24:24), which phrase probably means the “Hebrews” in the broadest sense. Through Peleg, Eber became an ancestor of Abraham
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eber
EBER. 1. The son of Salah or Shelah (1 Ch. 1:18–19, 25) and great-grandson of Shem who, when aged 34, became father of Peleg (Gn. 11:16) and later of other sons and daughters, one of whom was Joktan (Gn. 10:21, 25). He lived 464 years according to Gn. 11:16–17. Some identify him with Ebru (m), king of
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eber
Eber (Heb. ʿēḇer)1. The eponymous ancestor of the Hebrews; descendant of Shelah, Arpachshad, and Shem. Two distinct lineages of Eber are given. In the Table of Nations Eber’s lineage is traced through his son Joktan (Gen. 10:21–31), and Eber probably designates the “region beyond” (ʿēber) the River
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Eber
E´ber (the region beyond).1. Son of Salah, and great-grandson of Shem. Gen. 10:24; 1 Chron. 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 Chron. 8:12. (b.c. 1400.)3. A priest in the days of Joiakim
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Eber
E´BER (ēʹber).1. The son of Shelah and father of Peleg, being the third postdiluvian patriarch after Shem (Gen. 10:24; 11:14; 1 Chron. 1:18, 25). He is claimed as founder of the Hebrew race (Gen. 10:21; Num. 24:24). In Luke 3:35 his name is anglicized Heber.2. The last named of the seven chiefs of
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Relatives
Abihail Father
Meshullam Brother
Sheba Brother
Jachan Brother
Jorai Brother
Zia Brother
Huri Grandfather