Have the prostitute burned to death says the man who slept with her

Genesis 38:13-18,24 When Tamar was told, “Your father-in-law is on his way to Timnah to shear his sheep,” she took off her widow’s clothes, covered herself with a veil to disguise herself, and then sat down at the entrance to Enaim, which is on the road to Timnah. For she saw that, though Shelah had now grown up, she had not been given to him as his wife.

When Judah saw her, he thought she was a prostitute, for she had covered her face. Not realizing that she was his daughter-in-law, he went over to her by the roadside and said, “Come now, let me sleep with you.”
“And what will you give me to sleep with you?” she asked. “I’ll send you a young goat from my flock,” he said.
“Will you give me something as a pledge until you send it?” she asked. He said, “What pledge should I give you?” “Your seal and its cord, and the staff in your hand,” she answered. So he gave them to her and slept with her, and she became pregnant by him.

..About three months later Judah was told, “Your daughter-in-law Tamar is guilty of prostitution, and as a result she is now pregnant.” Judah said, “Bring her out and have her burned to death!”

PERSONAL COMMENTARY

Don’t you find it interesting that the very man who slept with Tamar thinking she’s a prostitute is calling for her to be burnt to death because she was guilty of prostitution? Don’t you find that a bit hypocritical?


2 responses to “Have the prostitute burned to death says the man who slept with her

  • Wonders for Oyarsa

    Hey – he’s not saying NO ONE should be a prostitute. Just none of HIS daughters… 😉

    Yeah, it’s a good thing Tamar had the goods to prove he was the one who did it. Then Judah recognizes his own hypocrisy for what it is.

  • evangelist emmanuel raymod

    In verse 11 any power that want to keep you on a spot the blood of jesus will set u free in jesus name

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