Genesis Bible Study Chapter 38
After Tamar’s liaison with her father-in-law under false pretenses, Judah was told, “Your daughter-in-law Tamar is guilty of prostitution, and as a result she is now pregnant.” (vs. 24)
Did Tamar know she was fertile, getting pregnant on purpose? Beth Moore tells us in her Patriarchs Bible Study, “Four women appear in the Gospel of Matthew’s genealogy of Christ prior to Mary the mother of Jesus: Tamar (a Canaanite), Rahab (also a Canaanite and a harlot), Ruth (a Moabite), and Bathsheba (an adulteress who was originally the wife of a Hittite.” (Page 177).
Can you see how the Lord is mixing the Gentile blood line into Christ’s bloodline? “God made a point of showing that Jesus Christ redeems any lineage, no matter how pagan. No matter how scandalous.”