Heber

HEBER (hē'bẽr, associate)



HEBER he’ bər (חֶ֖בֶר, associate). 1. Son of Beriah; an Asherite (Gen 46:17; Num 26:45; 1 Chron 7:31f.). The tribal Heberites is found in Numbers 26:45.

2. A Kenite, husband of Jael, who killed Sisera, the captain of Jabin’s army (Judg 4:17; 5:24). He separated himself for a time from the main body of Kenites and settled near Kedesh, W of the Sea of Galilee (Judg 4:11).

3. Head of a clan of Judah; son of Mered; father, or founder, of Soco (1 Chron 4:18).

4. A Benjamite (1 Chron 8:17).

5. KJV form of Eber (1 Chron 5:13; 8:22; Luke 3:35).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

A name occurring several times in the Old Testament as the name of an individual or of a clan.

(1) A member of the tribe of Asher and son of Beraiah (Ge 46:17; Nu 26:45; 1Ch 7:31 f).

(2) A Kenite, husband of Jael, who deceptively slew Sisera, captain of the army of Jabin, a Canaanite king (Jud 4:17; 5:24). He had separated himself from the main body of the Kenites, which accounts for his tent being near Kedesh, the place of Sisera’s disastrous battle (Jud 4:11).

(3) Head of a clan of Judah, and son of Mered by his Jewish, as distinguished from an Egyptian wife. He was father, or founder, of Soco (1Ch 4:18).

(4) A Benjamite, or clan or family of Elpaal belonging to Benjamin (1Ch 8:17).

(5) Heber, of our Lord’s genealogy (Lu 3:35 the King James Version), better, Eber.

So, the name "Eber," `ebher, in 1Ch 5:13; 8:22, is not to be confused with Heber, chebher, as in the foregoing passages.