eber Summary and Overview
eber in Easton's Bible Dictionary
beyond. (1.). The third post-duluvian patriach after Shem (Gen. 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).
eber in Smith's Bible Dictionary
(the region beyond). 1. Son of Salah, and great-grandson of Shem. #Ge 10:24; 1Ch 1:19| (B.C. 2277-1813.) [For confusion between Eber and Heber see HEBER] 2. Son of Elpaal and descendant of Sharahaim of the tribe of Benjamin. #1Ch 8:12| (B.C. 1400). 3. A priest in the days of Joiakim the son of Jeshua. #Ne 12:20| (B.C. 445.)
eber in Schaff's Bible Dictionary
E'BER (beyond). 1. The great-grandson of Shem, Gen 10:21, Jud 6:24; Gen 11:14-17; 1 Chr 1:19, and the ancestor of Abraham in the seventh generation. See Hebrews, Heber. 1. Son of Elpaal, and one of the builders of Ono and Lod, with the adjacent villages. 1 Chr 8:12. 2. A priest of the days of Joiakim. Neh 12:20. See also Heber.
eber in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Son of Salah, great grandson of Shem (Genesis 10:21-24; 1 Chronicles 1:19; Numbers 24:24, where the "Eber" whom "ships from Chittim shall afflict" represents not the Hebrew, but in general the western descendants of Shem, sprung from Arphaxad, Lud, and Aram; the posterity of Abraham who descended from Eber through Peleg, and also the descendants of Eber through Joktan. As "Asshur" represented the Shemites who dwelt in the far East, including Elam, so Eber represents the western Shemites.