Judah's second son by the Canaanitess, daughter of Shua (Ge 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 (Ge 38:4-9).
A son of Judah (Ge 38:4; 46:12; Nu 26:19; 1Ch 2:3). After the decease of his elder brother, Er, he was instructed by his father to contract a levirate marriage with Tamar. The device by which he evaded the object of this marriage 'was evil in the sight of the Lord, and he slew him' (Ge 38:8-10).
(strong), the second son of Judah by the Canaanitess, "the daughter of Shua."
What he did was evil in the eyes of Jehovah and he slew him also, as he had slain his elder brother.
His death took place before the family of Jacob went down into Egypt.