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To accommodate solitary web searches, this paragraph and the following paragraph is redundant in each of the chapters of the four biblical women mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus Christ.  In your search for Truth, it would be prudent to click on all of the highlighted links. 

This treatise on Rahab is a continuation of thoughtful research, initiated in the beginning chapter The Biblical Women in the Genealogy of Jesus Christ. The Truth confirms that the Covenant WORD of God spoken by Elohim in the Garden of Eden is unchangeable and His WORD is fulfilled within the Last Adam, Jesus Christ, for He is the Only Begotten Son of God.  Consider the genetic lineage of these four women Tamar, Rahab, Ruth and Bathsheba, and understand absolutely that they are each in the lineage of the pure genetics of the first Adam taken from Adam's side, as Ishshah/Woman, and not of the satanically mingled and corrupted genetics of the wife of Ham.

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing (matter): but the honor of kings is to search out a matter. (Proverbs 25 verse 2.)

But we speak the Wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden Wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:  Which none of the (satanic) princes of this world knew, for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory. But God has revealed His Wisdom unto us by His Spirit:  For God's Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of Yahweh God (See 1st Corinthians 2 verse 7 thru 11.) Forasmuch as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, such as silver and gold, as received by your empty traditions from your fathers. But you were redeemed with the Precious Life giving Blood of Christ/Messiah, shed as a Lamb without blemish and spot, Who was foreordained even before the foundation of the world, and He is revealed in these last times for you.  (See 1st Peter1 verse 19 thru 21.)

Judah, being Leah's fourth son from Jacob, unknowingly would be selected by God, to continue Abraham's genetic lineage of man that would end with the promised Messiah, being the generational Son of Man, and the only begotten Son of God.  However, when Judah and his brothers sold Joseph to the Midianites,  Judah, then left his other guilty brothers behind, and went south, so as to assuage and hide from his own guilt.  And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. (Genesis 38 verse 1.) The name of Hirah means "noble race or noble family" having a sense of splendor.  Now consider that beforehand, God Himself, changed the name of Abraham's wife Sarai, meaning princess, to that of Sarah, having the meaning "noble woman".   A  fuller understanding of the meaning of Sarah's God given name, attest to her "having been assigned power".  Sarah, like her husband Abraham, as a son in the perfect genetic lineage of Noah, was perfect in her generations, carrying the seed of Ishshah/Woman, the original first name of the wife of Adam/Man.  The Creation Power of the Salvation Word of God was in Sarah, and God would bring to fruition that which the Almighty has spoken.

It would be apparent that Hirah, although living in the town of Adullam, would have been known before hand by Judah, and probably would have been very familiar to the family of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, if not part of it.  We suggest that when you come to the end of this investigation that the name that is tied to the noble family of Hirah, will logically have importance significance. 

It is in the town of Adullam, where Judah, looking to ease and distract his conscience, sees and took for himself the daughter of a certain Canaanite man.  The scripture's, transliterated into English, are some what ambiguous as to whether the Canaanite man is named Shuah or his daughter. The Septuagint implies that the daughter of the Canaanite man is named Sava.  In any case, the blood line of the daughter is Canaanite.

When the Canaanite's daughter conceived of Judah, she gave birth to a son, and then she became Judah's wife.  When the Canaanite wife of Judah, gave birth to Judah's first born son, Judah called his name Er.  Judah's wife then again conceived, and bore another son for Judah, whom she named Onan. Then finally, the wife of Judah conceived a last time, and delivered a son, while Judah was in Chezib, the town having a meaning of "false" with a root of "a liar".  I wonder what Judah was doing in Chezib, while his wife was pregnant and giving birth to their youngest son.   Apparently, while Judah was tending to his own personal business, his wife, being alone, named Judah's son Shelah . (See Genesis 38 verse 2 thru 5.)

On the Map, Chezib is noted by the red pinpoint, and by its other name as Aczib.  Also, on the map, we can see its relative proximity to the two other towns of Adullam and Timnah that are in the scripture narrative.


When Er, the eldest son, was of age, Judah sought a wife for him, and her name was Tamar.  Tamar's name means palm trees, and the palm or date trees were noted to grow especially well and upright in the area of Engedi and Adullam.  It is interesting that Tamar's family lineage is not mentioned in the scriptural account, but only surmised by theologians. However, as the story continues, it is revealed that God, in seeing the wickedness of Er, destroys the son of the Canaanite woman, even before Er could consummate the marriage with Tamar.  Then, as the custom of the land would have it, Judah said unto his son Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to your brother. But Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so when he went in to his brother’s wife [Tamar] he spilled his semen on the ground, lest he should give offspring to his brother.  It is written that the thing which Onan did was evil in the sight of Jehovah: and He slew him [Onan] also.  A brother raising seed or a male child unto a deceased brother's name through the dead brother's wife, seems to have been the custom of the land.  Apparently the custom was established to protect the women, who had no rights of inheritance, except through a male child, who had the name of his father.  Certainly at this time, the Torah had not been written, giving this instruction, but God may have verbally established this understanding with Abraham.  It is doubtful that Onan spilling his semen on the ground, was the only reason that God YHWH also killed Onan.  More than likely, even as it was with his Brother Er, the displeasure that God had with Onan, had more to do with the wickedness that God sees in the genetic seed of Onan, which is of Canaanite blood, making Onan of a slave nation controlled by the wickedness of the devil, himself.  There is nothing that Satan would not do, so as to destroy the credibility of the Word of God made in the Garden of Eden, and thereby saving himself with what he originally thought would bring an end to God's Covenant promise made in the Garden of Eden. (Read the full account in Genesis 38 verse 1 thru 12.) If God's Covenant Word was not fulfilled, then Satan's exalted will would come to fruition.  (See Isaiah 14 verse 12 thru 15.)  

In case you haven't noticed, that with Elohim's judgment of the first two sons of Judah, there must be something special that is not yet revealed in Tamar and her own family lineage.  Witness for yourselves that Elohim (God), in protecting His Covenant Word given in the Garden, slayed the two Canaanite sons of Judah.   His righteous judgment against evil was enacted to protect the genetic seed of Ishshah/Woman that would destroy the corrupting works of Satan.

Now Judah, seeing that his first two sons have prematurely died in their marriage to Tamar and without leaving any offspring, is fearful that the same fate of death would happen unto his youngest son Shelah.  So then Judah lies to Tamar, as he insinuates that when Shelah, his younger son, would have matured, the two of them would marry, but until that time, Judah tells his daughter in law, Tamar, to go to her father's house and remain there a widow.  Tamar is obedient, and dresses in garments that depict her widow's status.  (See Genesis 38 verse 11.)

After Judah's Canaanite wife dies, and he has peace within his mind, he decides to go to Timnath, to have his sheep sheared.  His friend Hirah, of a noble race, and from the town of Adullam, is to go with Judah.  And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold, thy father-in-law [Judah] goes up to Timnah to shear his sheep.  Now with a detectives mind, who is it that would have been the first to know that Judah was going to Temnah?  Who would have been the one that informed the obedient Tamar of her father in law's plans?  What was the family name of Tamar's father, and can his true lineage be known? Tamar, on hearing of Judah's plans, and knowing of her dead end situation with Shelah, Judah's youngest son, Tamar then removes her widow's clothes, and conceals herself in the garments of a harlot.  Tamar immediately leaves her father's house, and journeys the distance to Temnah.  Upon finding an open place along the way just outside the town of Temnah, Tamar waits for Judah to arrive,  as he and his friend Hirah drive his sheep on the way to the shearers. When Judah saw her [Tamar], he thought she was a prostitute, for she had covered her face.  He turned to her at the roadside and said, “Come, let me come in to you”, for he did not know that she was his daughter-in-law.  Tamar said, “What will you give me, that you may come in to me?”  Judah answered, “I will send you a young lamb from the flock.” And Tamar in agreeing said, “If you give me a pledge, until you send the young lamb" He said, “What pledge shall I give you?” She replied, “Your signet and your bracelet and your staff that is in your hand.” So Judah gave them to her, and went in to her [in the open field], and she conceived by him. While the coupling was taking place on the side of the road way, Hirah, of a noble family, knowing of Judah's personal business, would have been tending the flock, and would not have known that the woman was Tamar, the widow of Judah's sons.  Then after business had been concluded, Tamar arose and went away, [to her father's house] and taking off her veil she [again] put on the garments of her widowhood.  Apparently, the father of Tamar was not there at his home, so as to have noticed that his daughter would have been missing for a time, and so was oblivious to her return to his home, and the change of her garments.  After Judah had conducted the business of the shearing of his flock, he sent his friend Hirah with a sheared kid into Temnah to retrieve Judah's personal pledge from the woman that was assumed to be a harlot.  In Temnah,  no one of the town knew of a harlot, and Hirah not finding the woman returns to Judah with the sheared kid, and to Judah's embarrassment, there was the loss of his personal identification.  Not wanting to further compound the embarrassment, Judah, in that affect, tells Hirah: Let her keep the personal identification, less we both be put to shame. (Genesis 38 verse 11 thru 23.)

And it came to pass about three months later, that Judah was told: "Tamar thy daughter in law has played the harlot; and also, behold, she is with child by her whoredom". And Judah said: "Bring her forth, and let her be burnt".  Think on this; Tamar, an unwed, twice widowed woman of Judah's sons, was found to be pregnant in the house of her father, thereby putting the father's house and his noble name to shame.  Now, it had to be a disgraced father of the house that would have informed Judah, his friend and the father in law of Tamar, of her supposed infidelity that would disgrace even Judah's house and his name.  Both, the house of Tamar's father, and the house of Judah the father in law, would be put to shame.  Tamar was to be put out of both, her father's house and also Judah's house, and then she was to be burnt on her forehead with the sign of a whore. When Tamar was brought forth from her father's noble house by her shamed father, she then sent to Judah, her father in law, the signs of his personal identification, saying, "By the man, whose these are, am I with child": and she said, "Discern, I pray thee, whose are these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff". And Judah acknowledged the signet, and the bracelets and his staff, as belonging to him, and said, "She has been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son". And Judah never had intimate relations with Tamar ever again. (Genesis 38 verse 24 thru 26.) The true players in this human drama for life, have no understanding of God's Covenant Promise in the Garden, and of His divine  protection of a daughter of the Abrahamic Covenant.  Tamar, through her father's noble family of Hirah, is of the legitimate Shemitic lineage that would be of the house of the patriarch Terah , the father of Abram אַבְרָם,  Nahor and Haran

And it came to pass in the time that Tamar was to give birth, that, behold, twins were in her womb.  And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one sibling put out his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first. And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and the midwife said, How hast thou broken forth? This breach [birth] is because of thee: therefore his name was called Pharez. And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah
רָה. (Genesis 38 verse 27 thru 30.) Please note that God YHWH, יהוה  reading from right to left is Yod, Hey, Waw/Vav, Hey.  Also in maintaining His righteous Word in the Garden of Eden, Yahweh allows for the conception and birth of the twin sons of Judah through Tamar.  Now, the Hebrew alphabet reveals that  Zarah's זָרָה name, reading right to left, has the suffix ending of ah, and is the 5th letter hey ה, present in the family lineage of his grand father Hirah חִירָה, who also has the ending suffix  hey ה .  Now we can ask, of what significance does the scarlet thread tied to Zarah's wrist, have to play, in our understanding of the genetic lineage of Jesus Christ, Who is conceived through God's promised seed of Woman/IshshahAbram's name was changed to Abraham אַבְרָהָם, even as Abraham's wife Sarai was changed to Sarah, with the Hebrew letter  ה hey

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Jacob/Israel's prophesy of his son Judah:  Thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise:  Thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies: Thy father's children shall bow down before thee.  Judah is a lion's whelp, from the prey, my son, thou art gone up:  He stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion, who shall rouse him up?  The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come, and unto Him shall the gathering of the people be.  Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine, he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:  His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.  (Genesis 49 verse 8 thru 12.) Israel's prophesy to his son, not only speaks of  the strength of Judah and his offspring, but speaks of God's Promised Messiah, Who will come from the loins of Judah's 2 children in the lineage of Jacob\Israel, and his genetic lineage back to Shem, and will continue forward in time to produce God's Promised seed from Ishshah/Woman, that will become the incarnate Son of God, the Savior of man kind, Who will gather all peoples unto Himself.

To continue to the next chapter, please click on  Rahab, and the Scarlet Thread.

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Robert Glenn Pratten