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Tamar, Daughter-in-law of Judah

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Tamar, Daughter-in-law of Judah: (a) Originally married to Judah's son Er. After Er’s death, she married his brother Onan. After Onan, too, she seduced Judah and bore him twin sons, Zerach and Peretz (progenitor of King David). According to the Midrash, she was the daughter of Shem. (b) A common Jewish name.
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