Er

Er [N] [S]

watchman
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Er'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Er [N] [H]

(watchful ).

  1. First-born of Judah. Er "was wicked in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord slew him." ( Genesis 38:3-7 ; Numbers 26:19 )
  2. Descendant of Shelah the son of Judah. ( 1 Chronicles 4:21 )
  3. Son of Jose and father of Elmodam. ( Luke 3:28 )

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
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Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Er'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

ER

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" (Genesis 38:3,6,7; 46:12).

(2) "Er the father of Lecah" is mentioned among "the sons of Shelah the son of Judah" (1 Chronicles 4:21).

(3) An ancestor of Jesus in Luke's genealogy in the 7th generation before Zerubbabel (Luke 3:28).


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ER'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.