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Eber

Meaning: beyond

This is the name of five biblical men.

  1. The third post-duluvian patriach after Shem (Genesis 10:24; 11:14). He is regarded as the founder of the Hebrew race (10:21; Num. 24:24). In Luke 3:35 he is called Heber.

  2. One of the seven heads of the families of the Gadites (1 Chr. 5:13).

  3. The oldest of the three sons of Elpaal the Benjamite (8:12).

  4. One of the heads of the familes of Benjamites in Jerusalem (22).

  5. The head of the priestly family of Amok in the time of Zerubbabel (Neh. 12:20).