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Geber

Meaning: a valiant man

Hebrew: גֶּ֥בֶר —transliteration: Geber

Meaning: man

Geber the son of Uri, in the land of Gilead… —1 Kings 4:19 NKJV

Geber was one of King Solomon’s “12 deputies over all Israel” (1 Kings 4:7-19 NASB). He had jurisdiction over a part of Gilead, comprising all the kingdom of Sihon and part of the kingdom of Og (Deuteronomy 2:31)

The 12 deputies were…

  1. Ben Hur
  2. Ben Deker
  3. Ben Hesed
  4. Ben Abinadab, husband of Taphath, a daughter of King Solomon
  5. Baana, the son of Ahilud
  6. Ben Geber
  7. Ahinadab, the son of Iddo
  8. Ahimaaz, husband of Basemath, a daughter of King Solomon
  9. Baana the son of Hushai
  10. Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah
  11. Shimei, the son of Ela
  12. Geber, the son of Uri
Article Version: September 5, 2017