Er [N] [H](watchful ). 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 ) Descendant of Shelah the son of Judah. ( 1 Chronicles 4:21 ) Son of Jose and father of Elmodam. ( Luke 3:28 ) [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible NamesBibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Er'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.