Sunday, May 14, 2017

Fact of the Day: Tamar and Judah

Despite many devout Christians being pro-life, Judah in Genesis orders a pregnant woman named Tamar to be burned to death. In the story Tamar had married two sons of Judah whom both had died. Tamar veiled her face and seduced Judah as she wanted a child born in his line. Judah changes his mind when Tamar manages to convince him that he was actually the father. 

6 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

oh what bundles of joy can do

Mary Kirkland said...

History sure is full or horrible stuff.

Martha said...

Never heard this one before. But then, there are so many stories.

Kati said...

Oh man, terrible!

-Kati

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Bloody savages.

Birgit said...

Ahhh yes, how sweet and wonderful the bible can be.