Genesis 38

March 11, 2017

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March 11, 2017: Genesis 38

Judah has a widowed daughter-in-law, Tamar, who he has promised to give his son to as a husband, when he comes of age. Judah does not keep this promise to Tamar, and leaves her at her father's house. Tamar goes out dressed as a prostitute, and becomes preganant by Judah. She keeps personal emblems of his as a pledge of payment, and returns to her father's house. When it is evident that she is pregnant, Judah is prepared to execute her, until she produces his personal effects, proving that he is the father.

 

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