Tamar (Tay´mahr; Heb., “date palm”)

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).

Gen 38:1-30

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

Gen 38:26

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.

Ruth 4:12

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.”

Ruth 4:18-22

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

1Chr 2:4

4His daughter-in-law Tamar also bore him Perez and Zerah. Judah had five sons in all.

Matt 1:3

3and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Aram,

2Sam 13:1-29

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

2Sam 14:27

27There were born to Absalom three sons, and one daughter whose name was Tamar; she was a beautiful woman.

Ezek 47:18-19

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

Ezek 48:28

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

Gen 14:7

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

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