ER (, "the watchful"):

  • 1. First son of Judah by Shuah the Canaanite (Gen. xxxviii. 3; Num. xxvi. 19). He died soon after marrying Tamar, because he "was wicked in the sight of the Lord" (Gen. xxxviii. 7). What his sin was is explained in Bereshit R. lxxxv. 4.
  • 2. Son of Shelah, the son of Judah (I Chron. iv. 21).
  • 3. Son of Jose, one of the ancestors of Jesus (Luke iii. 28).
E. G. H. M. Sel.
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