1 The Canaanite daughter-in-law of Judah whom Judah promised successively to each of his three sons as each older one died without issue (Gen 38:1-30). When Judah withheld Shelah, his youngest, fearing to lose him also, Tamar disguised herself as a prostitute and offered herself to her father-in-law. When she was exposed by her pregnancy, she identified her partner, who confessed that she had acted “more righteously” than he (Gen 38:26). Tamar bore twins to Judah, Perez and Zerah. Through Perez she is reckoned to the ancestry of David (Ruth 4:12, Ruth 4:18-22; 1Chr 2:4) and Jesus (Matt 1:3). 2 The daughter of David who was raped by her half brother Amnon (2Sam 13:1-29). Her brother Absalom, to whom she fled, avenged her by having Amnon murdered. 3 Absalom’s only daughter, “a beautiful woman” (2Sam 14:27), and his sister’s namesake. 4 A city marking the southeast border point in Ezekiel’s description of the restored territory of Israel (Ezek 47:18-19; Ezek 48:28). The site remains unidentified (cf. Hazazon-tamar, Gen 14:7).
Judah and Tamar
1It happened at that time that Judah went down from his brothers and settled near a certain Adullamite whose name was Hirah.2There Judah saw the ... View more
26Then Judah acknowledged them and said, “She is more in the right than I, since I did not give her to my son Shelah.” And he did not lie with her again.
12and, through the children that the Lord will give you by this young woman, may your house be like the house of Perez, whom Tamar bore to Judah.”
18Now these are the descendants of Perez: Perez became the father of Hezron,19Hezron of Ram, Ram of Amminadab,20Amminadab of Nahshon, Nahshon of Salmon,21Salmon ... View more
4His daughter-in-law Tamar also bore him Perez and Zerah. Judah had five sons in all.
3and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Aram,
Amnon and Tamar
1Some time passed. David's son Absalom had a beautiful sister whose name was Tamar; and David's son Amnon fell in love with her.2Amnon was so to ... View more
27There were born to Absalom three sons, and one daughter whose name was Tamar; she was a beautiful woman.
18On the east side, between Hauran and Damascus; along the Jordan between Gilead and the land of Israel; to the eastern sea and as far as Tamar. This shall be t ... View more
28And adjoining the territory of Gad to the south, the boundary shall run from Tamar to the waters of Meribath-kadesh, from there along the Wadi of Egypt to the ... View more
7then they turned back and came to En-mishpat (that is, Kadesh), and subdued all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites who lived in Hazazon-tamar ... View more