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Er (son of Judah)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Er, Son of Judah
Er, Son of Judah (עֵר‎, er). A son of Judah by his Canaanite wife Shua. Er died childless after Yahweh slew him for an unspecified sin (Gen 38:3; 6–7; 46:12; Num 26:19; 1 Chr 2:3).
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 (son of Judah)
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 the Lord; and the Lord slew him” (Gen. 38:3, 6f.; 46:12; Nu. 26:19; 1 Ch. 2:3).
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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Gera Cousin
Ezbon Cousin
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Ishvah Cousin
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Er Nephew
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Ozni Cousin
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Saraph Nephew
Jediael Cousin
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