1. An ancestor of the Hebrews, Lu 3:35. See HEBREWS
2. A Kenite descended from Hobab, Moses' father-in-law. He resided in the northern part of Canaan, and seems to have been a man of note in his day. His wife Jael slew Sisera with her own hand, Jg 4:11,17; 5:24.
(3.) 1Ch 4:18.
(4.) A Benjamite (1Ch 8:17).
(5.) A Gadite (1Ch 5:13). (See Eber.)
1. A man of Asher (Ge 46:17; Nu 26:45; 1Ch 7:31-32). The gentilic name Heberites occurs in Nu 26:45. 2. The Kenite, according to Jg 4:17; 5:24, husband of Jael. He separated himself (Jg 4:11) from his Bedouin caste of Kenites or nomad smiths, whose wanderings were confined chiefly to the south of Judah, and settled for a time near Kedesh on the plain to the west of the Sea of Galilee. 3. A man of Judah (1Ch 4:18). 4. A Benjamite (1Ch 8:17).
3. Son of Jehudijah, of the tribe of Judah. 1Ch 4:18.
4. Head of a family in the tribe of Gad. 1Ch 5:13.
5. Son of Elpaal, a Benjamite. 1Ch 8:17.
6. Son of Shashak, a Benjamite. 1Ch 8:22.
1. Grandson of the patriarch Asher,
from whom came the Heberites.
2. The patriarch Eber.
3. The father of Socho; a Judite.
4. A Benjamite.
5. A Benjamite.
6. A Gadite.
7. The husband of Jael, who slew Sisera by driving a nail into his temple.
HEBER, or EBER, the father of Peleg, and the son of Salah, who was the grandson of Shem, one of Noah's sons, was born A.M. 1723; B.C. 2281. From him some have supposed that Abraham and his descendants derived the appellation of Hebrews. But others have suggested, with greater probability, that Abraham and his family were thus called, because they came from the other side of the Euphrates into Canaan; Heber signifying in the Hebrew language one that passes, or, a passage, that is, of the river Euphrates. According to this opinion, Hebrew signifies much the same as foreigner among us, or one that comes from beyond sea. Such were Abraham and his family among the Canaanites; and his posterity, learning and using the language of the country, still retained the appellation originally given them, even when they became possessors and settled inhabitants.