Noun עיר ('ir) is the Bible's common word for city, which constitutes an accumulation of people and goods, usually in the middle of a wide area without remaining trees. (3) An ancestor of Jesus in Luke's genealogy in the 7th generation before Zerubbabel (Luke 3:28). 1915. Orr, James, M.A., D.D. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. (1) The eldest son of Judah, the son of Jacob, by Shua the Canaanite. Judah took for him a wife named Tamar. John Emerton, Regius Professor of Hebrew at the University of Cambridge, regards the evidence for this as inconclusive, though classical rabbinical writers argued that this narrative does concerns the origin of levirate marriage. KJV: and he called his name Er. "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". QalImperfect3masculine singular suffix יְעוּרֶנּוּJob 41:2Baer Ginsb, and Qr van d. H., but Kt יעירנו(Hiph`il), Babylonian Masora (see … Genesis 38:6 HEB: יְהוּדָ֛ה אִשָּׁ֖ה לְעֵ֣ר בְּכוֹר֑וֹ וּשְׁמָ֖הּ NAS: a wife for Er his firstborn, KJV: a wife for Er his firstborn, INT: now Judah A wife Er his firstborn name. 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Still, BDB Theological Dictionary lists it under the root עור ('ur I), and NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names derive our name of that same root (albeit give it the meaning of being alert): For a meaning of the name Er, NOBSE reads Watching, and Jones has Watcher. Perhaps Er was a bit of a bouncy kid and his name indeed has to do with the verb עור, meaning to be aroused (and not being watchful). Perhaps Er was a bit of a bouncy kid and his name indeed has to do with the verb עור , … Noun מערה (me'ara) literally means "place of being stripped" and is the Bible's common word for cave. Er "was wicked in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord slew him." (watchful ). Nouns ערוה ('erwa) and עריה ('erya) mean nakedness or exposure. Noun עור ('or) means skin or hide. Noun עיר ('ir) means excitement. Adjectives ערירי ('ariri) and ערער ('ar'ar) mean stripped, childless or destitute. Noun עיר ('ayir) came to specifically denote the wild ass, but apparently stems from the more common behavior of standing around in clusters in the middle of a field that's been grazed clean (in other languages this word also denotes gazelles and such). He is described as marrying Tamar. Bible Dictionaries - Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary - Er, Bible Dictionaries - Smith's Bible Dictionary - Er, Encyclopedias - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Er, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information, First-born of Judah. It's doubtful that a Hebrew audience would render this name these or similar same meanings. There are three men named Er in the Bible: The name Er comes from the following root group: The root ערר ('arar) describes an accumulation in one place that results in an emptiness or barrenness everywhere else — both cities and clouds form from this principle, and indeed any sort of commercial or intellectual fortune. In the biblical Book of Genesis, Er (Hebrew: .mw-parser-output .script-hebrew,.mw-parser-output .script-Hebr{font-family:"SBL Hebrew","SBL BibLit","Frank Ruehl CLM","Taamey Frank CLM","Ezra SIL","Ezra SIL SR","Keter Aram Tsova","Taamey Ashkenaz","Taamey David CLM","Keter YG","Shofar","David CLM","Hadasim CLM","Simple CLM","Nachlieli",Cardo,Alef,"Noto Serif Hebrew","Noto Sans Hebrew","David Libre",David,"Times New Roman",Gisha,Arial,FreeSerif,FreeSans}עֵר‎, Modern: Er, Tiberian: ʻĒr "watcher";[1] Greek: Ἤρ) was the eldest son of Judah and his Canaanite wife who is the daughter of Shuah. NAS: a son and he named him Er. Bibliography Information Adjective עור ('iwwer) means blind. Er is identical in spelling to the name Ar, which is thought to mean City. The Hebrew word translated as "earth" is ארץ (erets, Strong's #776). of INT: called his name Er. For a meaning of the name Er, NOBSE reads Watching, and Jones has Watcher. [6], Some modern bible critics interpret the story of Er as an eponymous aetiological myth to explain fluctuations in the constituency of the tribe of Judah, with the abrupt death of Er reflecting the death of a clan;[7][8] the presence of an Er as a descendant of Shelah, in the Book of Chronicles, suggests that Er was in reality the name of a clan that was originally equal in status to the Shelah clan, but was later subsumed by it. Genesis 38:7 Salem Media Group.