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Er (ancestor of Jesus)
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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. 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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
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
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia