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Geber, in the Bible


(gē`bər), in the Bible.

1 Father of a steward of Solomon.

2 Officer of Solomon.

Geber, Arab alchemist and physician


see JabirJabir
or Geber
, fl. 8th cent., Arab alchemist and physician, originally named Jabir ibn Hayyan. He is believed to have lived at Kufa and at Baghdad. A great number of works on alchemy, many of them unpublished, have been attributed to him, but scholars disagree as to
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Latinized form of Jabir, assumed in honour of Jabir ibn Hayyan by a 14th-century alchemist, probably Spanish: he described the preparation of nitric and sulphuric acids
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