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People's Dictionary of the Bible
Hebrew (hç'brew), a name given to Abram by the Canaanites, Genesis 14:13, because he had crossed the Euphrates. The name some derive from ʾêber, "beyond, on the other side," Abraham and his posterity being called Hebrews in order to express a distinction between the races east and west of the Euphrates. It may also be derived from Eber, or Heber, one of the ancestors of Abraham. Genesis 10:24 See Jews.
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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Hebrew'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/h/hebrew.html. 1893.