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Easton's Bible Dictionary


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

  • One of the seven heads of the families of the Gadites ( 1 Chronicles 5:13 ).

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

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

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

  • Copyright Statement
    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Eber'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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