Ebenezer

The origin of the name Ebenezer is Hebrew

 

THIS IS HOW Ebenezer IS WRITTEN IN HEBREW:

אֶבֶן  הָעֶזֶר Eben ha-`ezer

 

The biblical meaning of the name Ebenezer is:

“stone of help”

“stone of departure”

 

In The Bible:

Ebenezer was:

a stone set up by Samuel after a signal defeat of the Philistines, as a memorial of the “help” received on the occasion from Jehovah. Its position is carefully defined as between Mizpeh and Shen.*

*Smith’s Bible Dictionary

THE NAME Ebenezer APPEARS IN THE BIBLE IN THE FOLLOWING VERSES:

1 Samuel 4:1 KJV
“And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out against the Philistines to battle, and pitched beside Ebenezer: and the Philistines pitched in Aphek.”

1 Samuel 5:1 KJV
“And the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it from Ebenezer unto Ashdod.”

1 Samuel 7:12 KJV
“Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the LORD helped us.”