1. Judah’s firstborn son by his Canaanite wife. His father took Tamar as a wife for him, but, because Er proved to be wicked in the eyes of God, Jehovah put him to death before he was able to father any offspring.—Gen. 38:1-7; 46:12.
3. An ancestor of Jesus Christ; the son of Jesus [Jose(s)] and the father of Elmadam.—Luke 3:28.