er Summary and Overview
er in Smith's Bible Dictionary
(watchful). 1. First-born of Judah. Er "was wicked in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord slew him." #Ge 38:3-7; Nu 26:19| 2. Descendant of Shelah the son of Judah. #1Ch 4:21| 3. Son of Jose and father of Elmodam. #Lu 3:28|
er in Schaff's Bible Dictionary
ER (watchful), 1. Judah's first-born, slain for his wickedness. Gen 38:3, Gen 38:6-7; Num 26:19; 1 Chr 2:3. 2. A son of Shelah. 1 Chr 4:21. 3. A name in the genealogical list of Christ. Luke 3:28.
er in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("watchful".) 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 Chronicles 4:21. 3. Genesis 46:16. 4. Luke 3:28.