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Heber

Meaning: passing over

This is the name of various biblical men.

  1. Heber, a descendant of Noah by Shem

    Heber became the father of the Hebrew people.

    also known as: Eber

    The Apostle Luke lists Heber as the son of Sala, the grandson of Cainan, the great-grandson of Arphaxad, and the great-great-grandson of Sem (Shem), who was the son of Noah (Noe).

    The generations list in Genesis seems to refer to this same man as “Eber” (Genesis 10:21, 24-25). (See: HEBREW)

    Genealogy: Noah Shem Arphaxad (Arpachshad) Shelah Eber (HEBER—patriarch of the Hebrews) Peleg Reu Serug Nahor Terah Abram (Abraham) Isaac and Ishmael
  2. Heber, son of Beriah

    He is a grandson of Asher (Genesis 46:17; 1 Chronicles 7:31-32).

  3. Heber, the Kenite

    Judges 4:11, 17; 5:24

    He is descendant of Hobab.

    His wife Jael persuaded the fleeing captain Sisera (King Jabin of Hazor’s army commander and enemy of the Israelites) into her tent and then killed him, fulfilling a prophecy by Deborah.

    So she said, “I will surely go with you; nevertheless there will be no glory for you in the journey you are taking, for the Lord will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman.” Then Deborah arose and went with Barak to Kedesh. —Judges 4:9 NKJV

    See: Jael

  4. Heber, a Judahite and father of Socho

    1 Chronicles 4:18

    Heber was the son of Ezrah by his Judahite wife who also bore Jered the father of Gedor, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah.

  5. Heber, the Benjamite

    1 Chronicles 8:17

  6. Heber, the Gadite

    1 Chr. 5:13

    See: EBER

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Article Version: July 13, 2019