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Heber meaning

חבר
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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:

🔼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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