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  • proper n. A female given name. A less common spelling of Tamar.


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  • I accept with gratitude the honor of the dedication [to me] of your Symphonic Poem "Thamar," which I hope to hear next summer with a large orchestra.


  • St. Irenæus asserts that we must not condemn the incest of the two daughters of Lot, nor that of Thamar with her father-in-law, because the Holy Scripture has not expressly declared them criminal.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Judah committed incest with his daughter-in-law Thamar, from which incest sprang David.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • He might as well forbid the reading of Genesis, because of the loves of Jacob and Rachael, the stories of Sichem and Dinah, Judah and Thamar; reject the Book of

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Ammon and Thamar, Solomon's concubines, &c. The stories of

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • It appears that it was one of the patriarchal customs to enjoy them, for Judah slept with Thamar, widow of his two sons, and who, to seduce him, disguised herself as a courtesan.


  • Scripture tells us of Onan, son of Judas, grandson of Jacob, and husband of Thamar, who was slain by the Lord because he spilled his semen, "he poured his semen upon the ground."


  • This symbolism is indicated with the words, from the Service of Betrothal, "Through a ring the authority was given to Joseph in Egypt; through a ring Daniel was glorified in the land of Babylon; through a ring the true identity of Thamar was discovered; through a ring our heavenly Father showed mercy on the prodigal son; for he said, Put a ring on his fingerÉ".

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • This fact is indeed set forth by many other [occurrences], but typically by [the history of] Thamar, Judah's daughter-in-law.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • Et nuntiatum fuit ipsi Thamar, dicendo, Ecce, socer tuus ascendit in Thimnath ad tondendum oves suas.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2


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