Metaphysical meaning of Eber (mbd)
Eber, e'-ber (Heb.)--passed over; come over; overcome; on the other side; beyond; region beyond; beyond the world; ultra mundane; a shoot.
a A descendant of Shem's, and father of Peleg and Joktan (Gen. 10:21-25). b A Benjamite (I Chron. 8:12). c A priest in the days of Joiakim (Neh. 12:20).
Meta. Shem was a son of Noah; he typifies the spiritual in man. Eber, a great-grandson of Shem's, reveals the germination (a shoot) in man's consciousness of this spiritual phase of his being. Beyond signifies that the individual, at the period of his unfoldment that is suggested by Eber, has not yet come to full growth spiritually; the time when he can bring forth the perfect fruit of the Spirit to eternal life and wholeness is still in the future. However, he has passed over, come over, on the other side, his old conception of mortality, and has entered into a new perception of Truth, of the possibility of limitless attainment.
The Eber who was a Benjamite denotes the quickening of the faith quality in man, and its growth in consciousness.
Eber the priest typifies still another way in which the spiritual is beginning to show itself in and through the individual.
Preceding Entry: Eben-ezer
Following Entry: Ebez