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onan in the Bible

strong, the second son of Judah (Gen. 38:4-10; comp. Deut. 25:5; Matt. 22:24). He died before the going down of Jacob and his family into Egypt.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • I was confused, “onan, does that mean that I was the cause of the war?”

    The Revolutions of Time Jonathan Dunn
  • onan was struck dead in the act of committing a vileness of this sort.

    Plain Facts for Old and Young John Harvey Kellogg
  • And with that, onan and Zimri turned and walked away in the other direction, never to be seen by me again, in this age.

    The Revolutions of Time Jonathan Dunn
  • onan told me just a few moments ago that I could write it and tell all that I want, to which I was taken aback.

    The Revolutions of Time Jonathan Dunn
  • onan and Malthus as household gods are worse than the gods of Rome.

    Explanation of Catholic Morals John H. Stapleton
  • Juda, therefore, said to onan his son: Go in to thy brother's wife and marry her, that thou mayst raise seed to thy brother.

  • According to the morality of that time, not only Tamar, but the family was grossly wronged by onan.

    Bible Studies Joseph M. Wheeler
  • He does the same with onan, who committed an abominable action.

    The Phantom World Augustin Calmet

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