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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 and grandson of Asher (Genesis 46:17; 1 Chronicles 7:31-32)

  3. Heber, the Kenite (Judges 4:11, 17; 5:24), a 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 .

  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 (5:13)(See EBER.)

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Article Version: March 19, 2019