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Geber
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Geber, Son of Uri
Geber, Son of Uri (גֶּבֶר‎, gever). A governor of Gilead who was responsible for providing a month’s provisions for Solomon’s household (1 Kgs 4:19).
Ben-Geber
Ben-Geber (בֵּן גֶּ֫בֶר‎, ben gever). An official in Solomon’s kingdom (1 Kgs 4:13).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Geber (Person)
GEBER (PERSON) [Heb geber (גֶּבֶר)]. Son of Uri and the officer in charge of one of the twelve administrative districts under Solomon (1 Kgs 4:19). Geber’s territory was the land of Gilead. In 1 Kgs 4:13, Ben-geber is listed as in charge of the territory of Ramoth-gilead, and some have taken the reference
Ben-Geber (Person)
BEN-GEBER (PERSON) [Heb ben-geber (בֶּן־גֶּבֶר)]. The officer in charge of the sixth administrative district in Solomon’s kingdom (1 Kgs 4:13). This district encompassed central Transjordan with its headquarters at Ramoth-Gilead. Each district was required to supply food for the royal court one month
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Geber
Geber. 1. Alternate name for Ben-geber, one of Solomon’s commissariat officers, in 1 Kings 4:13.See Ben-geber.2. Uri’s son, who was responsible for providing food for Solomon’s household. His territory was probably south of Ramoth-gilead (1 Kgs 4:19). Perhaps #1 and #2 were related.
Ben-geber
Ben-geber. Literally, “Geber’s son,” an official in King Solomon’s court who administered the sixth of 12 districts. Ben-geber’s area of responsibility began at Ramoth-gilead in northern Transjordan and extended north as far as Argob in Bashan (1 Kgs 4:13). His identification with Geber, son of Uri (1
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Geber
1. The last named individual in the list of Solomon’s commissariat officers (1 K. 4:19). His district was E of the Jordan, in Gilead.
Ben-Geber
Ben-Geber ben-gēʹbər [Heb. ben-geḇer—‘son of Geber’]; AV “son of Geber.” One of the twelve commissariat officers in the service of Solomon (1 K. 4:13). He has been identified with Geber son of Uri (v 19).See W. F. Albright, JPOS, 5 (1925), 17ff.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Geber
GEBER1. Alternate name for Ben-geber, one of Solomon’s commissariat officers, in 1 Kings 4:13. See Ben-geber.2. Uri’s son, who was responsible for providing food for Solomon’s household. His territory was probably south of Ramoth-gilead (1 Kgs 4:19). Perhaps #1 and #2 were related.
Ben-Geber
BEN-GEBER Literally, “Geber’s son,” an official in King Solomon’s court who administered the sixth of 12 districts. Ben-geber’s area of responsibility began at Ramoth-gilead in northern Transjordan and extended north as far as Argob in Bashan (1 Kgs 4:13). His identification with Geber, son of Uri (v
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Geber
Geber (gee´buhr; Heb., “vigorous”), the son of Uri; he was Solomon’s officer in charge of procuring provisions in Gilead (1 Kings 4:19).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Geber
GEBER. The son of Uri and one of the 12 commissary officers of Solomon whose duty was to provide food and supplies for the king’s household. He had charge of the 12th district consisting of Gilead (1 Kgs 4:19).Another of the commissary officers was Ben-Geber (“son of Geber,” (1 Kgs 4:13), who was over
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Geber
GEBER. An Israelite prince, the son of Uri, who is mentioned, in what is perhaps a historical note to the list of Solomon’s administrative districts, as the prefect of the whole of Transjordan (‘the land of Gilead’; 1 Ki. 4:19) before Solomon divided it between his 6th and 7th districts, over the former
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Geber
Geber (Heb. geḇer)The son of Uri; the officer appointed by Solomon over the southern portion of Gilead (1 Kgs. 4:19; cf. Ben-geber, v. 13).
Ben-Geber
Ben-Geber (Heb. ben-geḇer)The officer over Solomon’s sixth administrative district, which encompassed northern Gilead and Argob (1 Kgs. 4:13).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Geber
Geber [gēˊbər] (Heb. geḇer “vigorous one”). The son of Uri; the officer appointed by Solomon over the southern portion of Gilead (1 Kgs. 4:19). Some scholars would identify him as the father of Ben-geber (v. 13).
Ben-Geber
Ben-Geber [bĕn gēˊbər] (Heb. ben-geḇer “son of Geber”). Officer under Solomon over north Gilead and Argob (1 Kgs. 4:13; KJV, JB “son of Geber”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Geber
Ge´ber (manly).1. The son of Geber resided in the fortress of Ramoth-gilead, and had charge of Havoth-jair and the district of Argob. 1 Kings 4:13. (b.c. 1013.)2. Geber the son of Uri had a district south of the former—the “land of Gilead.” 1 Kings 4:19.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Geber
GE´BER (gēʹber; “warrior”). The son of Uri and one of Solomon’s deputies, having jurisdiction over Gilead (1 Kings 4:19). His son (probably) had charge of Ramoth-gilead (v. 13), after 1000 b.c.
Ben-Geber
BEN-GEB´ER (ben-gebʹer). Solomon’s district officer over the Transjordanian district of Ramoth-Gilead (which see; 1 Kings 4:13).
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