Genesis 38:3

3 she became pregnant and gave birth to a son, who was named Er.

Read Genesis 38:3 Using Other Translations

And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er.
and she conceived and bore a son, and he called his name Er.
she became pregnant and gave birth to a son, and he named the boy Er.

What does Genesis 38:3 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 38:3

And she conceived, and bare a son, and he called his name Er.
] Which signifies a "watchman": but the reason of the name given by the Targum of Jonathan is,

``because he should die without children;''
as if it was the same with Ariri, "childless".
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