Onan
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Onan

(strong), the second son of Judah by the Canaanitess, "the daughter of Shua." (Genesis 38:4; 1 Chronicles 2:3) "What he did was evil in the eyes of Jehovah and he slew him also, as he had slain his elder brother. (Genesis 38:9) His death took place before the family of Jacob went down into Egypt. (Genesis 46:12; Numbers 26:19) (B.C. 1706.)

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Strong, the second son of Judah (Genesis 38:4-10; Comp. Deuteronomy 25:5; Matthew 22:24). He died before the going down of Jacob and his family into Egypt.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ONAN

o'-nan ('onan, "vigorous"; compare ONAM, a "son" of Judah (Genesis 38:4, 8-10; Genesis 46:12 Numbers 26:19 1 Chronicles 2:3); "The story of the untimely death of Er and Onan implies that two of the ancient clans of Judah early disappeared" (Curtis, Chron, 84). See Skinner, Gen, 452, where it is pointed out that in Genesis 38:11 Judah plainly attributes the death of his sons in some way to Tamar herself. The name is allied to Onam.

Strong's Hebrew
209. Onan -- "vigorous," a son of Judah
... 208, 209. Onan. 210 . "vigorous," a son of Judah. Transliteration: Onan
Phonetic Spelling: (o-nawn') Short Definition: Onan. Word ...
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Library

Chapter xxxviii
... And she conceived and bare a son and he called his name Er. Again she
conceived and bore a son and she called his name Onan. Even ...
/.../leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter xxxviii.htm

About this Same Time, Judah, the Son of Jacob...
... About this same time, Judah, the son of Jacob, took in marriage Sava, [268] a
woman of Canaan. By her he had three sons,"Her, Onan, and Sela. ...
/.../severus/life and writings of sulpitius severus /chapter xi about this same.htm

Chapter xlvi
... And the sons of Judah: Er and Onan and Shelah and Perez and Zerah"now Er and Onan
died in the land of Canaan"and the sons of Perez: Hezron and Hamul. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter xlvi.htm

The Testament of Judah Concerning Fortitude, and Love of Money ...
... She bare me Er, and Onan, and Shelah; and the two of them the Lord smote that
they died childless: for Shelah lived, and his children are ye. ...
/.../iv the testament of judah concerning.htm

Of the Origin and Character of Each of These Faults.
... are three sorts: (1) that which is accomplished by sexual intercourse; (2) that
which takes place without touching a woman, for which we read that Onan the son ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xi of the origin.htm

The Name of the Place Where John Baptized is not Bethany, as in ...
... The second son of Juda, [4927] again, has with us the name Annan, but with the Hebrews
Onan, "their labour." Once more, in the departures of the children of ...
/.../origen/origens commentary on the gospel of john/24 the name of the.htm

Index of Subjects.
... Epiphanius on the Manichæans, referred to, 4, [236]31. Er and Onan, sons of Tamar,
types, [237]306. Eschatology of the Manichæans, [238]15. ...
/.../writings in connection with the donatist controversy /index of subjects.htm

Against Jovinianus.
... Judah also and Thamar are brought upon the scene, and he censures Onan, slain by
the Lord, because he, grudging to raise up seed to his brother, marred the ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/against jovinianus.htm

Faustus States his Objections to the Morality of the Law and the ...
writings in connection with the Manichæan controversy. <. ...
/.../faustus states his objections to.htm

Thesaurus
Onan (6 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ONAN. ... Multi-Version Concordance Onan (6 Occurrences).
Genesis 38:4 She conceived again, and bore a son; and she named him Onan. ...
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Er (8 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). Genesis 46:12 The sons of Judah:
Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez, and Zerah; but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. ...
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Onam (4 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia ONAM. o'-na ('onam, "vigorous"; compare ONAN):
(1) "Son" of Shobal "son" of Seir the Horite (Genesis 36:23 1 Chronicles 1:40). ...
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Zarah (3 Occurrences)
... (KJV WBS YLT). 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. ...
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Tamar (28 Occurrences)
... (2.) The daughter-in-law of Judah, to whose eldest son, Er, she was married (Genesis
38:6). After her husband's death, she was married to Onan, his brother (8 ...
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Pherez (11 Occurrences)
... (DBY). Genesis 46:12 And the sons of Judah: Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pherez,
and Zerah; but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. ...
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Perez (19 Occurrences)
... (WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS RSV NIV). Genesis 46:12 The sons of Judah: Er, Onan, Shelah,
Perez, and Zerah; but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. ...
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Pharez (11 Occurrences)
... (KJV WBS YLT). 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. ...
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Hamul (3 Occurrences)
... Hamul (3 Occurrences). Genesis 46:12 The sons of Judah: Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez,
and Zerah; but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. ...
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Hezron (19 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). Genesis 46:12 The sons of Judah:
Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez, and Zerah; but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. ...
/h/hezron.htm - 13k

Concordance
Onan (6 Occurrences)

Genesis 38:4
She conceived again, and bore a son; and she named him Onan.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 38:8
Judah said to Onan, "Go in to your brother's wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her, and raise up seed to your brother."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 38:9
Onan knew that the seed wouldn't be his; and it happened, when he went in to his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest he should give seed to his brother.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 46:12
The sons of Judah: Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez, and Zerah; but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 26:19
The sons of Judah: Er and Onan; and Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 2:3
The sons of Judah: Er, and Onan, and Shelah; which three were born to him of Shua's daughter the Canaanitess. Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of Yahweh; and he killed him.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Onan

Onan: Killed for his Refusal to Raise Seed (Offspring) for his Deceased Brother

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Er (8 Occurrences)

Onam (4 Occurrences)

Zarah (3 Occurrences)

Tamar (28 Occurrences)

Pherez (11 Occurrences)

Perez (19 Occurrences)

Pharez (11 Occurrences)

Hamul (3 Occurrences)

Hezron (19 Occurrences)

Zerah (22 Occurrences)

Shelah (18 Occurrences)

Brother's (46 Occurrences)

Dieth (192 Occurrences)

Offspring (186 Occurrences)

Once (910 Occurrences)

Ono (5 Occurrences)

Judah's (18 Occurrences)

Wasted (106 Occurrences)

Frustrated (7 Occurrences)

Producing (20 Occurrences)

Brother-in-law (5 Occurrences)

Bathshua (2 Occurrences)

Bath-shua (3 Occurrences)

Bath-shu'a (2 Occurrences)

Brother-in-law's (1 Occurrence)

Canaanitess (4 Occurrences)

Conceiveth (27 Occurrences)

Shua's (2 Occurrences)

Spilled (6 Occurrences)

Shua (4 Occurrences)

Semen (6 Occurrences)

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Produce (140 Occurrences)

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Beareth (108 Occurrences)

Marry (48 Occurrences)

Fulfill (80 Occurrences)

Wouldn't (67 Occurrences)

Perform (155 Occurrences)

Duty (90 Occurrences)

Knoweth (152 Occurrences)

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Whenever (123 Occurrences)

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Calleth (261 Occurrences)

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Raise (175 Occurrences)

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