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).
Etymology of the name Heber
The name Heber comes from the root-verb חבר (habar), meaning to join:
For a meaning of the name Heber, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Associate. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Fellowship.