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Er (ancestor of Jesus)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Er, Son of Joshua
Er, Son of Joshua (Ἤρ, Ēr). Named in the account of Jesus’ genealogy in Luke (Luke 3:28).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Er (Person)
ER (PERSON) [Heb ʿēr (עֵר‎)]. 1. The firstborn son of Judah and a Canaanite woman named Shua, who married Tamar, possibly also a Canaanite, and who died childless in Canaan when Yahweh slew him for an unnamed wickedness (Gen 38:3, 6, 7; 46:12; Num 26:12; 1 Chr 2:3). The nature of Er’s wickedness is unknown,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Er
Er. 1. Eldest son of Judah and Bath-shua, a Canaanite woman (Gn 38:3). The Lord killed him before he and his wife Tamar could have any children (Gn 38:7; 46:12; 1 Chr 2:3).2. Grandson of Judah and father of Lecah (1 Chr 4:21); a nephew of #1 above.3. Joshua’s son and an ancestor of Joseph, the husband
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Er
3. An ancestor of Jesus in Luke’s genealogy in the seventh generation before Zerubbabel (Lk. 3:28).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Er
ER1. Eldest son of Judah and Bathshua, a Canaanite woman (Gn 38:3). The Lord killed him before he and his wife, Tamar, could have any children (Gn 38:7; 46:12; 1 Chr 2:3).2. Grandson of Judah and father of Lecah (1 Chr 4:21); a nephew of #1 above.3. Joshua’s son and an ancestor of Joseph, the husband
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Er
ER1. The firstborn son of Judah (Gen 38:7), whom the daughter of Shuah, a Canaanite, bore to him (vv. 3, 12; 1 Chr 2:3). Although Er was married to Tamar (Gen 38:6), he was childless, the Lord having slain him because of his wickedness (v. 7) in the land of Canaan (Gen 46:12; Num 26:19).2. A descendant
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Er
Er (Heb. ʿēr; Gk. ḗr)1. The firstborn son of Judah and the daughter of the Canaanite Shua (Gen. 38:1–3, 12; 46:12; Num. 26:19) or Bath-shua (1 Chr. 2:3). Er’s marriage with Tamar, probably a Canaanite, ended shortly with his death, attributed to “wickedness in the sight of the Lord” (Gen. 38:7; 1
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Er
Er (watchful).1. First-born of Judah. Er “was wicked in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord slew him.” Gen. 38:3–7; Num. 26:19.2. Descendant of Shelah the son of Judah. 1 Chron. 4:21.3. Son of Jose and father of Elmodam. Luke 3:28.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Er
ER (ūr; “watchful”).1. The eldest son of the patriarch Judah by Shuah, a Canaanitess (Gen. 38:2–3). “Er … was evil in the sight of the Lord, so the Lord took his life” (v. 7; Num. 26:19). What the nature of his sin was is not apparent, but, from his Canaanitish birth on his mother’s side, it was probably
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Er
ER [ur] — the name of three men in the Bible:1. A son of Judah (Gen. 38:3, 6–7).2. A son of Shelah, the youngest son of Judah (1 Chr. 4:21).3. An ancestor of Jesus who lived between the time of David and Zerubbabel (Luke 3:28).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ER
ER<ar> ([עֵר‎, ̀er], “watcher”; [Ή̓ρ, Er’]):1. The eldest son of Judah, the son of Jacob, by Shua the Canaanite. Judah took for him a wife named Tamar. It is recorded that Er “was wicked in the sight of Yahweh; and Yahweh slew him” (Genesis 38:3, 6, 7; 46:12).2. “Er the father of Lecah”
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