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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary


Naves Topical Index

1. Son of Judah
Genesis 38:3; Genesis 38:6-7; Genesis 46:12; Numbers 26:19; 1 Chronicles 2:3

2. A son of Shelah
1 Chronicles 4:21

3. An ancestor of Jesus
Luke 3:28

Smith's Bible Dictionary


  1. 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)
  2. Descendant of Shelah the son of Judah. (1 Chronicles 4:21)
  3. Son of Jose and father of Elmodam. (Luke 3:28)

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ER, the termination of many English words, is the Teutonic form of the Latin or; the one contracted from wer, the other from vir, a man. It denotes an agent, originally of the masculine gender, but now applied to men or things indifferently; as in farmer, heater, grater. At the end names of places, er signifies a man of the place; Londoner is the same as London-man.

There is a passage in Herodotus, Melpomene, 110, in which the word wer, vir, a man, is mentioned as used by the Scythians; a fact proving the affinity of the Scythian and the Teutonic nations.

'The Scythians call the Amazons Oiorpata, a word which may be rendered, in Greek, menkillers; for oior is the name they give to man, pata signifies to kill.' Pata, in the Burman language, signifies to kill; but it is probable that this is really the English beat.