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Bible Dictionaries

Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Onan

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Judah's second son by the Canaanitess, daughter of Shua (Genesis 38:4). Slain by Jehovah for the unnatural means which he took to have no issue by his brother Er's widow, whom he had married according to the custom, to perpetuate the race (Genesis 38:4-9).

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Onan'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/o/onan.html. 1949.

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