(strong ), the second son of Judah by the Canaanitess, "the daughter of Shua." ( Genesis 38:4 ; 1 Chronicles 2:3 ) "What he did was evil in the eyes of Jehovah and he slew him also, as he had slain his elder brother. ( Genesis 38:9 ) His death took place before the family of Jacob went down into Egypt. ( Genesis 46:12 ; Numbers 26:19 ) (B.C. 1706.)
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Onan'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".