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Bible Names A-G: Er

Er in Fausset's Bible Dictionary ("watchful".) 1. Firstborn of Judah, by Bathshua, a Canaanite; the marriage with this daughter of a corrupt race producing sin and sorrow. Tamar was his wife but bore him no son; for "Er was wicked in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord slew him," his sin being probably some abomination connected with the impure Canaanite idolatry (Genesis 38:3-7). Genesis 38:2. 1 Chronicles 4:21. 3. Genesis 46:16. 4. Luke 3:28.

Er in Hitchcock's Bible Names watchman

Er in Naves Topical Bible 1. Son of Judah Ge 38:3,6,7; 46:12; Nu 26:19; 1Ch 2:3 -2. A son of Shelah 1Ch 4:21 -3. An ancestor of, Jesus Lu 3:28

Er in Smiths Bible Dictionary (watchful). 1. First-born of Judah. Er "was wicked in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord slew him." Ge 38:3-7; Nu 26:19 2. Descendant of Shelah the son of Judah. 1Ch 4:21 3. Son of Jose and father of Elmodam. Lu 3:28

Er in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE ar (`er, "watcher"; 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" (Gen 38:3,6,7; 46:12). (2) "Er the father of Lecah" is mentioned among "the sons of Shelah the son of Judah" (1 Ch 4:21). (3) An ancestor of Jesus in Luke's genealogy in the 7th generation before Zerubbabel (Lk 3:28).

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