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  1. Son of Geber; mentioned (1 Kings 4:13) as one of Solomon's district commissariat officers who resided in the fortress of Ramoth-gilead and had charge of Havoth-jair and the district of Argob.
  2. Son of Uri; district commissariat officer of "the land of Gilead," a territory south of Argob and originally possessed by Sihon, king of the Amorites, and by Og, King of Bashan (1 Kings 4:19). The text is rather obscure. The English versions read: "and he was the only officer which was in the land." Solomon had twelve officers in Israel (1 Kings 4:7). The text admits "and one officer who [was] in the land," as an alternative to "and he was the only officer which was in the land."
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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Geber'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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