This week Tamar, the daughter–in–law of Judah

By Karen Bledsoe

Today bveiledtunisianwoman1egins the first day of December and the last month of 2016. I thought it would be fitting to study the genealogy of Jesus and reveal the things that can be found about it in the Scriptures. With a little hard work, patience, study and research it is amazing some of the things you can dig up in the Bible.

I know countless articles have been written about His genealogy, but what I am going to cover is the women mentioned in His genealogy. Who they were, what they did, how their presence in His bloodline truly does make him the King of kings and Lord of lords.

There are five women in mentioned in his bloodline in the Bible ( Matthew 1:1-17; Luke 3:23-38); they are Tamar, the daughter-in-law of Judah; Rahab, the prostitute who helped the spies so that Jericho could be destroyed; Ruth, the Moabite daughter-in-law of Naomi; Bathsheba, who had been the wife of Uriah, a soldier in David’s army; and, of course, His mother Mary.

We will be starting with Tamar since she is the first one mentioned in the Bible. Her story is told in Genesis 38. This article will be up in a day or so and it is very in depth. I hope that you will be as blessed by this study as I have been.