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Meaning and etymology of the name Heber




Heber Heber


There are three Hebers in the Bible. The first Heber mentioned is a son of Beriah, son of Asher, son of Jacob with Zilpah (Genesis 46:17). Another Heber is the husband of Jael, who killed Sisera (Judges 4:24).
Other Hebers are a descendant of Judah (1 Chronicles 4:18), and a Benjaminite (1 Chronicles 8:17). Luke mentions a Heber in the genealogy of Christ (3:35) but this is a Greek transliteration of the Hebrew name Eber.

The name Heber comes from Heber (habar) meaning to be joined, have fellowship with. Derivatives are: Heber (heber), meaning company, association; Heber (haber), meaning associate, companion; hoberet (hoberet), meaning a joint (a connection, such as used in the tabernacle Exodus 26:10); Heber (habbar), associate, partner; mehabbera (mehabbera), binder, clamp.

The name Heber means Companion, or Associate (NOBS Study Bible Name List), or even Fellowship (Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names), and is kindred to the name Hebron.






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