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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Heber, 1

He´ber, (one of the other side), son of Salah, who became the father of Peleg at the age of 34 years, and died at the age of 464 (; ; ). His name occurs in the genealogy of Christ (). There is nothing to constitute Heber an historical personage; but there is a degree of interest connected with him from the notion, which the Jews themselves entertain, that the name of Hebrews, applied to them, was derived from this alleged ancestor of Abraham.

Heber, 2

A descendant of Hobab, son of Jethro, and brother of the wife of Moses. His wife was the Jael who slew Sisera, and he is called Heber the Kenite (; ; ), which seems to have been a name for the whole family (). Heber appears to have lived separate from the rest of the Kenites, leading a patriarchal life, amid his tents and flocks. He must have been a person of some consequence, from its being stated that there was peace between the house of Heber and the powerful king Jabin. At the time the history brings him under our notice his camp was in the plain of Zaanaim, near Kedesh in Naphtali [JAEL; KENITES].





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Heber'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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