Matthew 1-3. Judah and Tamar. 5 Oct 2022
Tamar is the first woman mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus. A few more will follow. Judah had children with the wife of his son, Tamar. God did not condemn Judah, nor Tamar, but He took the lives of two sons of Judah.
It is not clear why God choose the line of Judah and not another brother. Later the territory of Judah included Jerusalem. The name Judah is derived from the Hebrew word Yehuda, meaning praise or praised.
God, guide me in the praise of you, especially with music.
A simple story. A powerful message.