Onan

Synonyms:
Onan, o-NAN, אוֹנָן
Onan (Wikipedia)

Onan (Hebrew: אוֹנָן, Modern: Onan, Tiberian: ʼÔnān) is a minor biblical person in the Book of Genesis chapter 38, who was the second son of Judah. Like his older brother Er, Onan was slain by God. Onan's death was retribution for being "evil in the sight of the Lord" through being unwilling to father a child by his widowed sister-in-law.

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