Hebrew meaning | Hebrew etymology

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The name Hebrew in the Bible

The adjective Hebrew is a title or nickname rather than a personal name. It was initially given to Abram (Genesis 14:13) but later came to denote the Israelites (1 Samuel 4:6).

The adjective Hebrew is spelled Εβραικος, Hebraikos, in Greek (Luke 23:38), and the noun Hebrew is Εβραιος, Hebraios, (Acts 6:1).

Etymology of the name Hebrew

The word Hebrew comes from the verb אבר (abar) meaning to pass over or through:

Abarim Publications Theological Dictionary

Hebrew meaning

The word or name Hebrew means Passed Over or Transition or One Who Transits.

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