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Tamar (daughter of David)
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Daughter of King David and Maacah. Sister of Absalom (2 Sam 13:1; 1 Chr 3:2, 9). Raped by Amnon, David’s firstborn son.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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). 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,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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
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
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
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
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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