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Tamar (daughter of Absalom)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The only daughter of King David’s son, Absalom (2 Sam 14:27).Second Samuel 14:27 states, “there were born to Absalom three sons, and one daughter whose name was Tamar; she was a beautiful woman.” She may have been named after her aunt, Absalom’s sister Tamar, whose beauty was noted earlier (2 Sam 13:1). The comment on her beauty follows the narrator’s hyperbolic statement that her father Absalom was the most “handsome” man in Israel (2 Sam 14:25). The Greek Septuagint (LXX) translation expands on 2 Sam 14:27, and states that Tamar married Solomon’s son Rehoboam and bore him a son named Abia.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Tamar, Daughter of Absalom
Tamar, Daughter of Absalom (תמר‎, tmr; “date palm”, “palm tree”). The only daughter of King David’s son, Absalom (2 Sam 14:27).Second Samuel 14:27 states, “there were born to Absalom three sons, and one daughter whose name was Tamar; she was a beautiful woman.” She may have been named after her aunt,
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Tamar (Person)
TAMAR (PERSON) [Heb tāmār (תָּמָר)]. The name of three women in the OT. The name may mean “palm (tree)” (IPN 230).1. In Genesis 38, the Canaanite woman who was married to Er, Judah’s first son by the Canaanite daughter of Shua. After Er was slain for his wickedness by God, Judah asked his next son
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Tamar (Person)
Tamar (Person). 1. Wife of Er, the firstborn son of Judah by Bath-shua, the Canaanitess. Later, as a widow, Tamar bore two sons to Judah named Perez and Zebed (Gn 38:6–24; 1 Chr 2:4). Tamar preserved the line of Judah through Perez (Ru 4:12), and her name is recorded in the genealogy of Christ (Mt 1:3,
Thamar
Thamar. kjv spelling of Tamar, Judah’s firstborn son by Bath-shua, in Matthew 1:3.See Tamar (Person) #1.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tamar
Tamar taḿär [Heb. tāmār—‘date palm’; Gk. Thamar].1. Daughter-in-law of the patriarch Judah (Gen. 38:6, 11, 13, 24; Ruth 4:12; 1 Ch. 2:4; Mt. 1:3). Tamar was the wife of Er, the eldest son of Judah, whose death is attributed to God’s judgment upon his evil ways (Gen. 38:7). She was then given in
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Tamar (Person)
TAMAR (Person)1. Wife of Er, the firstborn son of Judah by a Canaanitess. Later, as a widow, Tamar bore two sons to Judah named Perez and Zerah (Gn 38:6–24; 1 Chr 2:4). Tamar preserved the line of Judah through Perez (Ru 4:12), and her name is recorded in the genealogy of Christ (Mt 1:3).See also Genealogy
Thamar
THAMAR* kjv spelling of Tamar, wife of Judah’s firstborn son, in Matthew 1:3. See Tamar (Person) #1.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Tamar
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
Tamar
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
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Tamar
TAMAR (Heb. tāmār, ’palm‘). 1. The wife, first of Er the eldest son of Judah, then of *Onan (Gn. 38:6ff.). After Onan’s death his father Judah, not recognizing Tamar, became by her the father of twins, Perez and Zerah. The story of Tamar reveals something of the marriage customs in early Israel. (*Marriage,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Tamar (Person)
Tamar (Heb. tāmār) (PERSON)1. Daughter-in-law of Judah (Gen. 38). Tamar, possibly a Canaanite woman, is given in marriage to Judah’s firstborn son, Er. Because he “was wicked in the sight of the Lord,” Er is killed by the Lord, before he can sire a son (Gen. 38:7). Judah’s next son Onan is given to
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Tamar
TAMAR The name of three women in the Old Testament.1. The Canaanite wife of Er, Judah’s first son (Gen 38:6); after Er was slain by God for his wickedness, she was married to Judah’s second son, Onan, in keeping with the custom of the levirate marriage (cf. Deut 25:5–6). Onan, however, refused to father
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Tamar
Ta´mar (palm tree).1. The wife successively of the two sons of Judah, Er and Onan. Gen. 38:6–30. (b.c. about 1718.) Her importance in the sacred narrative depends on the great anxiety to keep up the lineage of Judah. It seemed as if the family were on the point of extinction. Er and Onan had successively
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