Genesis 38:3
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English Standard Version
and she conceived and bore a son, and he called his name Er.

King James Bible
And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er.

American Standard Version
And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she conceived, and bore a son, and called his name Her.

English Revised Version
And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er.

Webster's Bible Translation
And she conceived, and bore a son; and he called his name Er.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The business was settled in Reuben's absence; probably because his brethren suspected that he intended to rescue Joseph. When he came to the pit and found Joseph gone, he rent his clothes (a sign of intense grief on the part of the natural man) and exclaimed: "The boy is no more, and I, whither shall I go!" - how shall I account to his father for his disappearance! But the brothers were at no loss; they dipped Joseph's coat in the blood of a goat and sent it to his father, with the message, "We have found this; see whether it is thy son's coat or not." Jacob recognised the coat at once, and mourned bitterly in mourning clothes (שׂק) for his son, whom he supposed to have been devoured and destroyed by a wild beast (טרף טרף inf. abs. of Kal before Pual, as an indication of undoubted certainty), and refused all comfort from his children, saying, "No (כּי immo, elliptical: Do not attempt to comfort me, for) I will go down mourning into Sheol to my son." Sheol denotes the place where departed souls are gathered after death; it is an infinitive form from שׁאל to demand, the demanding, applied to the place which inexorably summons all men into its shade (cf. Proverbs 30:15-16; Isaiah 5:14; Habakkuk 2:5). How should his sons comfort him, when they were obliged to cover their wickedness with the sin of lying and hypocrisy, and when even Reuben, although at first beside himself at the failure of his plan, had not courage enough to disclose his brothers' crime?

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2266. B.C.

1738. Er.

Genesis 46:12 And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zarah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan...

Numbers 26:19 The sons of Judah were Er and Onan: and Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.

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Genesis 46:12
The sons of Judah: Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez, and Zerah (but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan); and the sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.

Numbers 26:19
The sons of Judah were Er and Onan; and Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.

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