What does Heber mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
חֶ֣בֶר the Kenite 2
חֶ֖בֶר the Kenite 2
ἔβερ the son of Salah 1
חֶ֙בֶר֙ the Kenite 1
וְחֶ֙בֶר֙ the Kenite 1
וָחָֽבֶר the Kenite 1
וְחֶ֤בֶר the Kenite 1
חֶ֠בֶר the Kenite 1
לְחֶ֕בֶר the Kenite 1

Definitions Related to Heber

H2268


   1 the Kenite, husband of Jael, who slew Sisera by driving a nail into his temple.
   2 grandson of Asher from whom came the Heberites.
   3 father of Socho, a Judahite.
   4 a Benjamite.
   5 another Benjamite.
   6 a Gadite.
   Additional Information: Heber = “comrade”.
   

G1443


   1 the son of Salah, and great grandson of Shem, one of Abraham’s ancestors.
   Additional Information: Eber or Hebrew = “the region beyond”.
   

Frequency of Heber (original languages)

Frequency of Heber (English)

Dictionary

Holman Bible Dictionary - Heber
(hee' buhr) Personal name meaning, “companion.” 1. Grandson of Asher and great grandson of Jacob (Genesis 46:17 ). He was the original clan ancestor of the Heberites (Numbers 26:45 ). 2 . Kenite related to family of Moses' wife (Judges 4:11 ). His wife Jael killed Sisera, the Canaanite general, breaking a political alliance between Heber's clan and Jabin, Sisera's king (Judges 4:17 ). This completed the great victory of Deborah and Barak over the Canaanites. 3. A member of the tribe of Judah in a Hebrew text (1 Chronicles 4:18 ) which apparently lists two mothers of Heber, one an Egyptian. Commentators generally change the text or consider that some words have fallen out of the text as it was copied. Heber was the father of Socho and thus apparently recognized as founding ancestor of town of Socho. See Socho. 4. A member of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:17 ). 5 . A different Hebrew word lies behind Eber (1 Chronicles 5:13 ; 1 Chronicles 8:22 ), which KJV spells Heber. See Eber . The Heber in Luke 3:35 (KJV) is the Eber of Genesis 11:15 .
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Heber
Passing over.
Son of Beriah and grandson of Asher (Genesis 46:17 ; 1 Chronicles 7:31,32 ).
The Kenite (Judges 4:11,17 ; 5:24 ), a descendant of Hobab. His wife Jael received Sisera (q.v.) into her tent and then killed him.
1 Chronicles 4:18 .
A Benjamite (1 Chronicles 8:17 ).
A Gadite (5:13). (See EBER .)
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Heber
HEBER. 1. A man of Asher ( Genesis 46:17 , Numbers 26:45 , 1 Chronicles 7:31-32 ). The gentilic name Heberites occurs in Numbers 26:45 . Numbers 26:2 . The Kenite, according to Judges 4:17 ; Judges 5:24 , husband of Jael. He separated himself ( Judges 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 ( 1 Chronicles 4:18 ). 4. A Benjamite ( 1 Chronicles 8:17 ).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Heber (2)
1. Genesis 46:17; Numbers 26:45.
2. 1 Chronicles 4:18.
3. 1 Chronicles 8:17.
4. Heber the Kenite (Judges 4:11; Judges 4:17; Judges 5:24), husband of Jael, descendant of Hobab "priest, of Midian," who was himself a Kenite resident in Midian. The Kenites migrated with the children of Judah into the wilderness of Judah at the time of the conquest of Canaan (Judges 1:16). They had accompanied Israel to Canaan at Moses' request (Numbers 10:29, etc.). (See HAZEZON TAMAR.) Besides this general migration Heber's family migrated to Kedesh in Naphtali, the debatable ground between northern Israel and Jabin.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Heber (1)
ΕΒΕR means "beyond."
1. The father of Peleg and ancestor of Abraham (Genesis 10:24; Genesis 10:25); marking that Arphaxad's descendants were now crossing over or beyond the great rivers on their way to Mesopotamia and thence to Canaan. In Luke 3:35, Heber equates to Eber.
2. Nehemiah 12:20.
3. 1 Chronicles 5:13.
4. 1 Chronicles 8:12; 1 Chronicles 8:22. Abed or Obed is substituted in Septuagint for 2, 3, 4.
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Heber
One that passes; anger
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Heber
1. Son of Beriah, a son of Asher, and head of the family of the HEBERITES,Genesis 46:17 ; Numbers 26:45 ; 1 Chronicles 7:31,32 .
2. A Kenite, of the family of Hobab: he was husband of Jael who killed Sisera. Judges 4:11,17,21 ; Judges 5:24 .
3. Son of Jehudijah, of the tribe of Judah. 1 Chronicles 4:18 .
4. Head of a family in the tribe of Gad. 1 Chronicles 5:13 .
5. Son of Elpaal, a Benjamite. 1 Chronicles 8:17 .
6. Son of Shashak, a Benjamite. 1 Chronicles 8:22 .
7. Son of Sala in the genealogy of the Lord Jesus. Luke 3:35 . Called EBERin Genesis 10:24 ; 1 Chronicles 1:18 ; etc.
Webster's Dictionary - Heber Ghebre
(n.) A worshiper of fire; a Zoroastrian; a Parsee.
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Heber
Heber (hç'ber), alliance. Heber the Kenite, the husband of Jael, who slew Sisera. Judges 4:21-22. See Jael, Sisera. Heber appears to have led a life apart from the rest of his tribe. He must have been a person of consequence, from the fact that it is stated that there was peace between him and the powerful king Jabin. Judges 4:17. There are seven persons of this name men" tioned in the Scriptures.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - 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.
2. HEBER the Kenite, of Jethro's family, husband to Jael, who killed Sisera, Judges 4:17 , &c.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Heber
1. An ancestor of the Hebrews, Luke 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, Judges 4:11,17 5:24 .

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Heber - Heber (hç'ber), alliance. Heber the Kenite, the husband of Jael, who slew Sisera. Heber appears to have led a life apart from the rest of his tribe
Eber - See Heber
Hebrews - Descendants of Heber
Heberite - (hehb' ehr ite) See Heber
Heberites - Descendants of Heber No
Shua - Daughter of Heber, of the tribe of Asher
Hotham - Son of Heber, of the tribe of Asher
e'Ber - ) [1] ...
Son of Elpaal and descendant of Sharahaim of the tribe of Benjamin
Eber - Called Heber in Luke 3:35 . The same Hebrew word is sometimes translated Heber in the A
Phalec - Son of Heber, mentioned in the genealogy of the Lord Jesus
zo'Phah - (a cruse ) son of Helem or Hotham the son of Heber, an Asherite
Heber - He was the original clan ancestor of the Heberites (Numbers 26:45 ). His wife Jael killed Sisera, the Canaanite general, breaking a political alliance between Heber's clan and Jabin, Sisera's king (Judges 4:17 ). A member of the tribe of Judah in a Hebrew text (1 Chronicles 4:18 ) which apparently lists two mothers of Heber, one an Egyptian. Heber was the father of Socho and thus apparently recognized as founding ancestor of town of Socho. A different Hebrew word lies behind Eber (1 Chronicles 5:13 ; 1 Chronicles 8:22 ), which KJV spells Heber. The Heber in Luke 3:35 (KJV) is the Eber of Genesis 11:15
Socho - Son of, or city founded by, Heber
ho'Tham - (signet ring ), a man of Asher, son of Heber, of the family Of Beriah
Eber - EBER (Authorized Version Heber)
Shua - ...
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A daughter of Heber the Asherite (1 Chronicles 7:32 )
Shamer - Son of Heber of the tribe of Asher
Eber - See Hebrews, Heber
Shua - A daughter of Heber ( 1 Chronicles 7:32 )
Jael - Wife of Heber, the Kenite who slew Sisera, general of the Canaanitish army
Yael - Righteous wife of Heber the Kenite
Arphaxad - From Arphaxad in a direct line proceeded Heber, Abraham, Jacob, and consequently all the people of Israel (Genesis 10)
Jael - Righteous wife of Heber the Kenite
Shomer - Son of Heber, of the tribe of Asher
Zaanaim - The plain, or the oak where Heber the Kenite pitched his tent, Judges 4:11, some 2 or 3 miles northwest of the Waters of Merom (Lake Huleh
Jael - ” Wife of Heber the Kenite (Judges 4:17 )
Jael - Mountain-goat, the wife of Heber the Kenite (Judges 4:17-22 ). When the Canaanites were defeated by Barak, Sisera, the captain of Jabin's army, fled and sought refuge with the friendly tribe of Heber, beneath the oaks of Zaanaim
Heber - 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. Heber the Kenite, of Jethro's family, husband to Jael, who killed Sisera, Judges 4:17 , &c
Hebrew - ...
One of the descendants of Eber, or Heber but particularly, a descendant of Jacob, who was a descendant of Eber an Israelite a Jew
Beriah -
One of Asher's four sons, and father of Heber (Genesis 46:17 )
Hebrew - It may also be derived from Eber, or Heber, one of the ancestors of Abraham
Zaanannim - The border of the tribe of Naphtali passed through ‘the terebinth in Zaanannim’ ( Joshua 19:33 ), and the camp of Heber the Kenite was at ‘the terebinth in Z
Heber (1) - In Luke 3:35, Heber equates to Eber
za-Ana'im - (removings ), The plain of, or more accurately, "the oak by Zaanaim," a tree-probably a sacred tree --mentioned as marking the spot near which Heber the Kenite was encamped when Sisera took refuge in his tent
Eber - In Luke 3:35 he is called Heber
Barak - He was subsequently killed by Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite
Down And Connor, Ireland, Diocese of - Bishops of the united dioceses include the martyrs Cornelius O'Devanny and Heber MacMahon (17th century); episcopal residence, Belfast
Arphaxad - His being forefather to Eber or Heber is specified, to mark that the chosen people of God, the Hebrew, sprang from Shem: Arphaxad was father of Salah
Heber - Heber. The gentilic name Heberites occurs in Numbers 26:45
Heber (2) - Heber the Kenite (Judges 4:11; Judges 4:17; Judges 5:24), husband of Jael, descendant of Hobab "priest, of Midian," who was himself a Kenite resident in Midian. ) Besides this general migration Heber's family migrated to Kedesh in Naphtali, the debatable ground between northern Israel and Jabin
Kenites - Heber and the Rechabites were their descendants
Enchantments - ...
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Hebrew Heber ( Isaiah 47:9,12 ), "magical spells
Socho - Heber was "father," founder, or colonist of Socho in the low hill region of Judah
Sisera - After all was lost he fled to the settlement of Heber the Kenite in the plain of Zaanaim. Jael, Heber's wife, received him into her tent with apparent hospitality, and "gave him butter" (i. " The part of Deborah's song (Judges 5:24-27 ) referring to the death of Sisera (which is a "mere patriotic outburst," and "is no proof that purer eyes would have failed to see gross sin mingling with Jael's service to Israel") is thus rendered by Professor Roberts (Old Testament Revision): "Extolled above women be Jael, The wife of Heber the Kenite, Extolled above women in the tent
Eber - A member of the tribe of Gad, called Heber by KJV (1 Chronicles 5:13 )
Zaanaim - Here Sisera was slain by Jael, "the wife of Heber the Kenite," who had pitched his tent in the "plain [1] of Zaanaim" (Judges 4:11 )
Jehudijah - Of her sons, Jered was father (founder) of Gedor and Heber father (founder) of Socho, etc
Kenite - There Heber dwelt
he'Brew - It may also be derived from Heber , one of the ancestors of Abraham
Socoh, Soco, Shocho - A native of Judah, the son of Heber ( 1 Chronicles 4:18 )
Jael - Wife of Heber the Kenite, slew Sisera, general of the Canaanitish army, who had fled to her tent, which was then temporarily on the western border of the plain of Esdraelon
Jael - Wife of Heber the Kenite, head of a nomad elan who, migrating from S. (See Heber; ISSACHAR. )...
He kept a neutral position, being at peace with both Jabin and Israel (Judges 4:17) Her tent, not Heber's, is specified as that to which Sisera fled, because the women's tent seemed a more secure asylum and Jael herself "went out to meet" and invite him
Barak - The latter flees; Barak pursues him, but on reaching his hiding-place finds that he has been already slain by Jael, the wife of Heber
Rechabites - Moses married a Kenite wife (Judges 1:16 ), and Jael was the wife of "Heber the Kenite" (4:17)
ja'el - (mountain goat ), the wife of Heber the Kenite
Ken'Ite, the, - " ( Judges 1:16 ) But one of the sheikhs of the tribe, Heber by name, had wandered north instead of south
Zaanaim, Plain of - Heber the Kenite pitched his tent unto it when Sisera took refuge with his wife Jael
Kedesh - Heber the Kenite pitched his tent in the vicinity where Sisera met his death at the hands of Jael, Heber's wife (Judges 4:21 ; Judges 5:24-27 )
Jael - The wife of Heber the Kenite
Mesopotamia - This was the home of the patriarchs who proceeded Abraham-Terah, Heber, Peleg, etc
Jehonadab - ) Rechab, father of Jehonadab, belonged to the Kenites connected with Israel through Moses' marriage; these (Heber and Jael) with Israel entered Canaan, and shared their inheritance, though remaining nomads in tents, some in the far N. (See Heber; JAEL; ENGEDI
Kenites - Judges 1:16 Apparently Heber the Kenite travelled north, and was neutral between Israel and their enemies; but Jael his wife smote Sisera in her tent
Barak - The Canaanites being smitten, Sisera left his chariot and fled for refuge to the house of Heber the Kenite, where he was killed by Jael, Heber's wife
Jael - Wife of Heber the Kenite, a descendant of Jethro, father-in-law of Moses, who was head of an Arab clan which was established in the north of Palestine
Jael - The wife of Heber, the Kenite ( Judges 4:11 ; Judges 4:17 )
Rechabites - " These Kenites, afterward styled Rechabites, were of the family of Jethro, otherwise called Hobab, whose daughter Moses married; for "the children of the Kenite, Moses's father-in-law," it is said, "went up out of the city of palm trees with the children of Judah, and dwelt among the people," Judges 1:16 ; and we read of "Heber the Kenite, who was of the children of Hobab, the father-in- law of Moses, who had severed himself from the Kenites," or from the bulk of them who settled in the tribe of Judah, "and pitched his tent in the plain of Zaanaim," Judges 4:11
Peace - 9:8); in diplomacy: “Howbeit Sisera fled away on his feet to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite: for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite” ( Hebrew - It is generally supposed to be derived from his ancestor Eber or Heber; but it will be seen from Genesis 11:17-26 that there were five generations between Eber and Abraham, so by this derivation many others might have been called Hebrews
Kenites - (See Heber; HAZEZON TAMAR; RECHABITES; JEHONADAB
Kenites - In Judges 4:11 Heber the Kenite is mentioned as having separated himself from the main body of the tribe, and wandered northwards as far as the neighbourhood of Kedesh (near the Waters of Merom)
Tower - —Besides the authorities cited above, see Heber-Percy, Bashan and Argob, p
Irish Martyrs - ...
Archbishops ...
Dermot O'Hurley, Cashel
Edmond MacGauran, Armagh
Malachy O'Quealy, Tuam
Richard Creagh, Armagh
Bishops ...
Boetius Egan, Ross
Cornelius O'Devany, Down and Connor
Edmund Dungan, Down and Connor
Eugene MacEgan (bishop-designate), Ross
Heber MacMahon, Clogher
Maurice O'Brien, Emly
Oliver Plunket, Saint
Patrick O'Healy, Mayo
Redmond Gallagher, Derry
Terrance Albert O'Brian, Emly
William Walsh, Meath
Secular Priests ...
AEneas Penny
Andrew Stritch
Bernard Fitzpatrick
Bernard Moriarty
Bernard O'Carolan
Brian Murchertagh
Daniel Delaney
Daniel O'Brien
Daniel O'Moloney
Donatus MacCried
Donough O'Cronin
Donough O'Falvey
Edward Stapleton
Eugene Cronin
George Power
Henry White
Hugh Carrigi
James Murchu
James O'Hegarty
John Lune
John O'Grady
John O'Kelley
John Stephens
John Walsh
Laurence O'Moore
Louis O'Laverty
Maurice O'Kenraghty
Nicholas Young
Patrick O'Derry
Patrick O'Loughran
Philip Cleary
Richard French
Roger Ormilius
Theobald Stapleton
Thomas Bath
Thomas Morrissey
Walter Ternan
Order of Premonstratensians ...
John Kieran (or Mulcheran)
Order of Cistercians ...
Bernard O'Trevir
Edmund Mulligan
Eugene O'Gallagher
Gelasius O'Cullenan
James Eustace
Luke Bergin
Malachy O'Connor
Malachy Shiel
Nicholas Fitzgerald
Patrick O'Connor
the Abbot and Monks of the Monastery of Magia
the Prior and the members of the Abbey of Saint Saviour
Order of Preachers ...
32 religious of the Monastery of Londonderry
Ambrose AEneas O'Cahill
Bernard O'Ferral
Bernard O'Kelly
Clement O'Callaghan
Cormac MacEgan
Daniel MacDonnel
David Fox
David Roche
Dominic MacEgan
Dominick Dillon
Donald O'Meaghten
Donatus Niger
Edmund O'Beirne
Felix MacDonnel
Felix O'Connor
Gerald Fitzgerald
Hugh MacGoill
James Moran
James O'Reilly
James Woulf
John Keating
John O'Cullen
John O'Flaverty
John O'Luin
Lawrence O'Ferral
Myler McGrath
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Martyrs, Irish - ...
Archbishops ...
Dermot O'Hurley, Cashel
Edmond MacGauran, Armagh
Malachy O'Quealy, Tuam
Richard Creagh, Armagh
Bishops ...
Boetius Egan, Ross
Cornelius O'Devany, Down and Connor
Edmund Dungan, Down and Connor
Eugene MacEgan (bishop-designate), Ross
Heber MacMahon, Clogher
Maurice O'Brien, Emly
Oliver Plunket, Saint
Patrick O'Healy, Mayo
Redmond Gallagher, Derry
Terrance Albert O'Brian, Emly
William Walsh, Meath
Secular Priests ...
AEneas Penny
Andrew Stritch
Bernard Fitzpatrick
Bernard Moriarty
Bernard O'Carolan
Brian Murchertagh
Daniel Delaney
Daniel O'Brien
Daniel O'Moloney
Donatus MacCried
Donough O'Cronin
Donough O'Falvey
Edward Stapleton
Eugene Cronin
George Power
Henry White
Hugh Carrigi
James Murchu
James O'Hegarty
John Lune
John O'Grady
John O'Kelley
John Stephens
John Walsh
Laurence O'Moore
Louis O'Laverty
Maurice O'Kenraghty
Nicholas Young
Patrick O'Derry
Patrick O'Loughran
Philip Cleary
Richard French
Roger Ormilius
Theobald Stapleton
Thomas Bath
Thomas Morrissey
Walter Ternan
Order of Premonstratensians ...
John Kieran (or Mulcheran)
Order of Cistercians ...
Bernard O'Trevir
Edmund Mulligan
Eugene O'Gallagher
Gelasius O'Cullenan
James Eustace
Luke Bergin
Malachy O'Connor
Malachy Shiel
Nicholas Fitzgerald
Patrick O'Connor
the Abbot and Monks of the Monastery of Magia
the Prior and the members of the Abbey of Saint Saviour
Order of Preachers ...
32 religious of the Monastery of Londonderry
Ambrose AEneas O'Cahill
Bernard O'Ferral
Bernard O'Kelly
Clement O'Callaghan
Cormac MacEgan
Daniel MacDonnel
David Fox
David Roche
Dominic MacEgan
Dominick Dillon
Donald O'Meaghten
Donatus Niger
Edmund O'Beirne
Felix MacDonnel
Felix O'Connor
Gerald Fitzgerald
Hugh MacGoill
James Moran
James O'Reilly
James Woulf
John Keating
John O'Cullen
John O'Flaverty
John O'Luin
Lawrence O'Ferral
Myler McGrath
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Deborah - Deborah's prediction was fulfilled by the "Lord's selling Sisera into the hand of a woman," namely, Jael, the Kenite Heber's wife. shepherdesses) shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be" commends her faith, not her treachery
Hebrew Language - It is said to have been preserved in the midst of the confusion at Babel, in the family of Heber, or Eber, who, as it is alleged, was not concerned in the building of Babel, and, consequently, did not share in the punishment inflicted on the actual transgressors. The Jews, in general, have been of opinion, that the Hebrew was the language of Heber's family, from whom Abraham sprung. On the other hand, it has been maintained that Heber's family, in the fourth generation after the dispersion, lived in Chaldea, where Abraham was born, Genesis 11:27-28 , and that there is no reason to think they used a different language from their neighbours around them
Language - Shem and Heber were contemporary with Abraham, and transmitted, as we have good reason to believe, their common tongue to the race of Israel; for it is not to be assumed that at the confusion of Babel no branch of the human family retained the primitive language
Hebrews - The name Hebrew is first applied to Abraham in Genesis 14:13 , and is generally supposed to have been derived for Heber, the last of the long-lived patriarchs
Hymn - See Grunwald, Heber den Einfluss der Psalmen auf die Katholische Liturgie, Heft iii
Abraham - Progenitor of the Hebrew, Arabs, Edomites, and kindred tribes; the ninth in descent from Shem, through Heber