Onan

Onan [N] [S]

strong, the second son of Judah ( Genesis 38:4-10 ; Compare Deuteronomy 25:5 ; Matthew 22:24 ). He died before the going down of Jacob and his family into Egypt.

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Onan". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Onan [N] [E]

(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 Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Onan'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

ONAN

o'-nan ('onan, "vigorous"; compare ONAM, a "son" of Judah (Genesis 38:4,8-10; 46:12; Numbers 26:19; 1 Chronicles 2:3); "The story of the untimely death of Er and Onan implies that two of the ancient clans of Judah early disappeared" (Curtis, Chron, 84). See Skinner, Gen, 452, where it is pointed out that in Genesis 38:11 Judah plainly attributes the death of his sons in some way to Tamar herself. The name is allied to Onam.


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