He'bronite (Heb. Chebroni', חֶברוֹנַי, Sept. Χεβρών ald Χεβρωνί, Vulg. Hebronitce), a designation of the descendants of HEBRON, the third son of Kohath, who was the second son of Levi, the younger brother of Amram, father of Moses and Aaron (Ex 6:18; Nu 3:19; 1Ch 6:2,18; 1Ch 23:12). The immediate children of Hebron are not mentioned by name (comp. Ex 6:21-22), but he was the founder of a "family" (mishpachah) of Hebronites (Nu 3:27; Nu 26:58; 1Ch 26:23,30-31) or Bene-Hebron (1Ch 15:9; 1Ch 23:19), who are often mentioned in the enumerations of the Levites in the passages above cited. JERIAH was the head of the family in the time of David (1Ch 23:19; 1Ch 26:31; 1Ch 24:23: in the last of these passages the name of Hebron does not now exist in the Hebrew, but has been supplied in the A.V. from the other lists). In the last year of David's reign we find them settled at Jazer, in Gilead (a place not elsewhere named as a Levitical city), "mighty men of valor" (בּנֵי חִיַל), 2700 in number, who were superintendents for the king over the two and a half tribes in regard to all matters sacred and secular (1Ch 26:31-32). At the same time 1700 of the family under Hashabiah held the same office on the west of Jordan (ver. 30).

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