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Heber in Biblical Hebrew
Heber
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The name Heber in the Bible

There are four Hebers in the Bible:

  • A son of Beriah, son of Asher, son of Jacob with Zilpah (Genesis 46:17). The progeny of this Heber became known as the חברי, the Heberites (Numbers 26:45)
  • The husband of Jael, who killed Sisera (Judges 4:24).
  • A descendant of Judah (1 Chronicles 4:18).
  • A Benjaminite (1 Chronicles 8:17).

Luke mentions a Heber in the genealogy of Christ (3:35) but this is an odd English transliteration of the Greek transliteration (Εβερ) of the Hebrew name Eber.

Etymology of the name Heber

The name Heber comes from the root verb חבר (habar), meaning to join:

Abarim Publications Theological Dictionary

Heber meaning

For a meaning of the name Heber, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Associate. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Fellowship.

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