Geber, Son of Uri
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A governor of Gilead who was responsible for providing a month’s provisions for Solomon’s household (1 Kgs 4:19).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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) [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
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
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.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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. 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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary