Er in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. Firstborn of Judah, by Bathshua, a Canaanite; the
marriage with this daughter of a corrupt race producing sin
and sorrow. Tamar was his wife but bore him no son; for "Er
was wicked in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord slew him,"
his sin being probably some abomination connected with the
impure Canaanite idolatry (Genesis 38:3-7). Genesis 38:2. 1
3. Genesis 46:16.
4. Luke 3:28.
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