JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Given name Eber #general


Mike Markovich <markovic@...>
 

jjg613@aol.com (JJG613) wrote:

I recently encountered this name in the JRI-Poland database on the index
to a record of a possible relative. I've never seen it before. What
other names is Eber "related" to? Is it a diminutive or version of
Abraham?

Eber is the g-g-g-g-grandfather of Abraham. The term Hebrew traditionaly
means the descendants of Eber.

In modern critical theory, the brief mention of Eber and his people is
sometimes seen as another version of the Abraham legend, and thus the name
Eber may be a diminutive of Abraham.

Mike Markovich
Austin TX
markovic@io.com

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