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Tamar (Place)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Tamar (תָּמָר‎, tamar). A Judean place name with an unknown location and several similar names to which it may be equated: Hazazon-Tamar (Gen 14:7; 2 Chr 20:2); Baal-Tamar (Judg 20:33); Tadmor (1 Kgs 9:18; 2 Chr 8:3); Teman (Ezek 47:19; 48:28); and the “city of palms” (Judg 1:16; see also Judg 3:13; Deut
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Tamar (Place)
TAMAR (PLACE) [Heb tāmār (תָּמָר)]. A perplexing site located in the Judean Arabah region, S SW of the Dead Sea. Establishing the precise location has been difficult because of the lack of existing toponyms commonly used for identification. One possible location is found in the area of Qasr el-Juheiniya
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Tamar (Place)
Tamar (Place). City located southwest of the Dead Sea in Judah’s tribe. It was one of the places built up by Solomon in his extensive campaign to increase the might and grandeur of the Hebrew empire and was carefully fortified to safeguard the important trade route between the Elath seaport and southern
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tamar taḿär [Heb. tāmār—‘palm’]. A site in the Judean Arabah SSW of the Dead Sea, which constituted part of the traditional border between Israel and Edom. The biblical references to this site and the archeological evidence for its geographical identification present a number of uncertainties.In
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Tamar (Place)
TAMAR (Place) City located southwest of the Dead Sea in Judah’s tribe (Ez 47:19; 48:28). Tamar is listed in some Hebrew manuscripts of 1 Kings 9:18 as one of the places built up by Solomon in his campaign to increase the might and grandeur of the Jewish empire. It may have been carefully fortified to
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Tamar (tay´mahr; Heb., “date palm”).1 The Canaanite daughter-in-law of Judah whose story is told in Gen. 38. Tamar marries Judah’s eldest son, Er, but because he is wicked, God kills him while Tamar is still childless. Judah tells his next oldest son, Onan, to do his duty as a brother-in-law and have
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
TAMAR1. The daughter-in-law of Jacob’s son Judah and widowed wife of Judah’s son Er. When Er’s brother Onan refused to be a husband to Tamar and died, Tamar returned to her Canaanite home with Judah’s promise that she should have his third son Shelah when he was old enough. When this promise was not
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Tamar (Place)
Tamar (Heb. tāmār) (PLACE)1. A city “in the wilderness” fortified by Solomon (1 Kgs. 9:18 K), along with Hazor, Megiddo, and Gezer (Q “Tadmor”).2. A site marking the southeastern border of the restored, ideal Israel (Ezek. 47:18–19; 48:28). This would place Tamar in the Arabah on the eastern fringes
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Tamar, Tamara
TAMAR, TAMARA A town on the southern border of the Land of Israel (Ezek. 47:19; 48:28) whose name is missing from the other lists of the country’s borders (Num. 34:3–6; Josh. 15:1–4), where the ‘wilderness of Zin’ is mentioned as the southern border of the land at that point (and see also 1 Kgs. 9:18
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
TA´MAR (taʹmer; “a palm tree”).1. The wife of Er, the son of Judah and, after his death, of his brother Onan. The sudden death of his two sons so soon after their marriage with Tamar made Judah hesitate to give her the third also, thinking, very likely, according to a superstition (Tobit 2:7ff.), that
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Tamarpalm. (1.) A place mentioned by Ezekiel (47:19; 48:28), on the southeastern border of Palestine. Some suppose this was “Tadmor” (q.v.).(2.) The daughter-in-law of Judah, to whose eldest son, Er, she was married (Gen. 38:6). After her husband’s death, she was married to Onan, his brother (8), and
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