גּבּוֹר, Warrior

An Old Testament character named Nimrod sets the stage for the main definition of GIBBOR because he was the first to become one.

Cush fathered Nimrod; he was the first on earth to be a mighty-man. He was a mighty-man hunter before the LORD. Therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod a mighty-man hunter before the LORD.” Gen. 10:8

God himself is one:

The Lord will go forth like a mighty-man… Isa. 42:13

But the LORD is with me as a dread warrior; therefore my persecutors will stumble; they will not overcome me. Jer. 20:11

And Jesus:

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty(גִּבּוֹר) God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

A fearsome type of man:

He feared greatly, because Gibeon was a great city, like one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all its men were warriors. Joshua 10:2

Gesenius’ Hebrew and Chaldee lexicon to the Old Testament Scriptures

גִּבּוֹר, גִּבֹּר adj. [root גָּבַר].—(1) strong, mighty, impetuous, used of a hunter, Gen. 10:9; commonly of an impetuous soldier, a hero, 2 Sa. 17:10; Ps. 33:16; 45:4; מֶלֶךְ גִּבּוֹר “a mighty king” (Alexander the Great), Dan. 11:3. אֵל גִּבּוֹר a mighty hero. [The mighty God: Christ is spoken of.] Isa. 9:5; 10:21; comp. Eze. 32:11. Gen. 6:4, הֵמָּה הַגִּבֹּרִים אֲשֶׁר מֵעוֹלָם אַנְשֵׁי הַשֵּׁם “these are the heroes, those who were famous of old;” Pro. 30:30, “the lion is a hero among beasts;” also used of a soldier generally, Jer. 51:30; Ps. 120:4; 127:4; גִּבּוֹר חַיִל “a mighty warrior,” Jud. 6:12; 11:1; 1 Sa. 9:1; pl. גִּבֹּוִרֵי חַיִל 2 Ki. 15:20; and גִּבּוֹרֵי חֲיָלִים 1 Ch. 7:5; 11:40. Used of God, Ps. 24:8, יְהֹוָה עִזּוּז וְגִבּוֹר יְהֹוָה גִּבּוֹר מִלְחָמָה “Jehovah (is) strong and mighty, Jehovah (is) mighty in battle.” Deu. 10:17; Jer. 32:18; Neh. 9:32. In mockery, Isa. 5:22, הוֹי גִּבּוֹרִים לִשְׁתּוֹת יָיִ֑ן אַנְשֵׁי־חַיִל לִמְסֹךְ שֵׁכָר “woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine, who are mighty in mingling strong drink.”
Gesenius, W., & Tregelles, S. P. (2003). Gesenius’ Hebrew and Chaldee lexicon to the Old Testament Scriptures (153).

Related Hebrew Words

Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance
champion, chief, excel, giant, man, mighty man, one, strong man,

Or (shortened) gibbor {ghib-bore’}; intensive from the same as geber; powerful; by implication, warrior, tyrant — champion, chief, X excel, giant, man, mighty (man, one), strong (man), valiant man.
see HEBREW geber

Strong’s Concordance
geber: man
Original Word: גָּ֫בֶר
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: geber
Phonetic Spelling: (gheh’-ber)
Short Definition: man

Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance
every one, man, mighty
From gabar; properly, a valiant man or warrior; generally, a person simply — every one, man, X mighty.
see HEBREW gabar

Brown-Driver-Briggs
I. גֶּ֫בֶר66 noun masculine man (Late Hebrew id., MI16 גברן (plural), Aramaic גְּבַר, ; Assyrian gabru, rival is Akkadian Loan-word according to SchrJLZ 1874, 200 DlS 120, Sm. Chald. Gen. 286) — Deuteronomy 22:5 39t.; גָּ֑בֶר Job 3:3 13t.; construct גְּבַּר Psalm 18:26 (= 2 Samuel 22:26 גִּבּוֺר but ᵐ5 ᵑ6 read גֶּבֶר); plural גְּבָרים Jeremiah 41:16 10t.; — man as strong, distinguished from women, children, and non-combatants whom he is to defend, chiefly poetic Exodus 10:11; Numbers 24:3,15 (E) Exodus 12:37; Joshua 7:14,17,18 (J) Deuteronomy 22:5 (twice in verse); Judges 5:30; 2 Samuel 23:1; 1 Chronicles 23:3; 1 Chronicles 24:4; 1 Chronicles 26:12; Job 3:3 14t. Job; Psalm 18:26 8t. Psalms; Proverbs 6:34 7t. Proverbs; Isaiah 22:17; Jeremiah 17:5 8t. Jeremiah; Lamentations 3:1,27,35,39; Daniel 8:15; Micah 2:2; Habakkuk 2:5; Zechariah 13:7; also 1 Samuel 10:21 ᵐ5 We Dr; = each (of locusts) Joel 2:8, compare אישׁ.