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Eber (descendant of Shem)
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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. 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 (descendant of Shem)
1. Occurs in the genealogies (Gen. 10:21, 25; 11:14–17) as the great-grandson of Shem and father of Peleg and Joktan. The word means “beyond,” “across.” Some scholars contend the related form “Hebrew” (Heb. ʿiḇrî) denotes the people or tribe who came “from the other side of the river” (i.e., the Euphrates),
Eber ēʹbər [Heb. ʿēḇer; LXX Gk. Eber in Genesis, Óbēd in Chronicles].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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 (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
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. 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 (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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
EBER The descendant of Shelah and Shem in the Table of Nations (Gen 11:14), father of Peleg (Gen 11:16) and Joktan (Gen 10:24–25), and eponymous father of the Hebrews. His lineage is traced variously through his sons Joktan (Gen 10:21–31) and Peleg (Gen 11:14–17), but the two genealogies are combined
Smith’s Bible Dictionary