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Heber (husband of Jael)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Heber, Husband of Jael
Heber, Husband of Jael (חֶבֶר‎, chever). Descendant of Jethro, the father-in-Law of Moses. Husband of Jael, who killed Sisera (Jdg 4:11, Jdg 4:17, Jdg 5:24).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Heber (Person)
HEBER (PERSON) [Heb ḥeber (חֶבֶר‎)]. 1. A son of Beriah, grandson of Asher, and ancestral head of the Heberites (Gen 46:17; Num 26:45; 1 Chr 7:31–32). Heber and his brother Malchiel are listed in the genealogies of Asher in Gen 46:17, Num 26:44–46—LXX 26:28–30, and 1 Chr 7:30–39. These lists vary in
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Heber
Heber. 1. Descendant of Jacob through Asher and Beriah (Gn 46:17) and father of the family of Heberites (Nm 26:45; 1 Chr 7:31, 32).2. Husband of Jael, the woman who deceptively killed Sisera, known as Heber the Kenite (Jgs 4:11–21; 5:24).3. Judahite, Mered’s son and the father of Soco (1 Chr 4:18).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Heber
2. A Kenite, whose wife Jael deceptively slew Sisera, captain of the army of the Canaanite king Jabin (Jgs. 4:17; 5:24). Heb.er had separated himself from the main body of the Kenites, which accounts for his tent being near Kedesh, the place of Sisera’s disastrous battle (Jgs. 4:11).
Heber
Heber hēḇər [Heb. ḥeḇer—‘associate’; Gk. Eber]. Occurs several times in the OT as the name of an individual or of a clan.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Heber
HEBER1. Descendant of Jacob through Asher and Beriah (Gn 46:17) and father of the family of Heberites (Nm 26:45; 1 Chr 7:31–32).2. Husband of Jael, the woman who deceptively killed Sisera, known as Heber the Kenite (Jgs 4:11–21; 5:24).3. Judahite, Mered’s son and the father of Soco (1 Chr 4:18).4.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Heber
Heber (hee´buhr; Heb., “enclave”).1 The ancestor of a family group who entered Egypt at the time of Joseph and later took part in the exodus under Moses (Gen. 46:17; Num. 26:45; 1 Chron. 7:31–32).2 A Judahite, the son of Mered and the father of Soco (1 Chron. 4:18).3 The ancestor of a Benjaminite
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Heber
HEBER1. Son of Beriah, grandson or Asher (Gen 46:17; 1 Chr 7:31–32). His descendants were called Heberites (Num 26:45).2. A Kenite of the descendants of Hobab (q.v.), brother-in-law of Moses (Jdg 4:11). Heber had separated himself from the Kenites and had settled in the plain of Zaanaim near Kedesh
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Heber
HEBER. 1. An Asherite, the son of Beriah (Gn. 46:17; Nu. 26:45; 1 Ch. 7:31–32; Lk. 3:35). 2. The husband of *Jael, known as Heber the Kenite (Jdg. 4:11, 17; 5:24), though he lived apart from the rest of the Kenites or nomad smiths. The context suggests him to be a man of some importance. 3. A Judahite,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Heber
Heber (Heb. ḥeḇer)1. A son of Beriah and descendant of Asher (Gen. 46:17; 1 Chr. 7:31–32). He is the eponymous ancestor of the Hebrites (Heb. ḥeḇri; Num. 26:45).2. A Kenite, descended from Hobab. He had separated from the main body of Kenites, settling near Kedesh where he coexisted peacefully
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Heber
HEBER (Hebrew ḥeber, “companion”) A Kenite and the husband of Jael (Judg 4:11). Heber lived apart from the other Kenites in Galilee. He was an ally of Jabin of Hazor (Judg 4:17), although his wife murdered Sisera, Jabin’s general, in Heber’s tent when the general fled there after suffering defeat by
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Heber
He´ber (alliance).1. Grandson of the patriarch Asher, Gen. 46:17; Num. 26:45; 1 Chron. 7:31, from whom came the Heberites. Num. 26:45.2. The patriarch Eber. Luke 3:35. [Eber.]3. The father of Socho; a Judite. 1 Chron. 4:18.4. A Benjamite. 1 Chron. 8:17.5. A Benjamite. 1 Chron. 8:22.6. A Gadite.
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Jael Wife
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