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tamar


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Tamar 
  palm.  (1.)  A  place  mentioned  by  Ezekiel  (47:19;  48:28),  on  the 
  southeastern  border  of  Palestine.  Some  suppose  this  was  Tadmor" 
  (q.v.). 
 
  (2.)  The  daughter-in-law  of  Judah,  to  whose  eldest  son,  Er 
  she  was  married  (Gen.  38:6).  After  her  husband's  death,  she  was 
  married  to  Onan,  his  brother  (8),  and  on  his  death,  Judah 
  promised  to  her  that  his  third  son,  Shelah,  would  become  her 
  husband.  This  promise  was  not  fulfilled,  and  hence  Tamar's 
  revenge  and  Judah's  great  guilt  (38:12-30). 
 
  (3.)  A  daughter  of  David  (2  Sam.  13:1-32;  1  Chr.  3:9),  whom 
  Amnon  shamefully  outraged  and  afterwards  "hated  exceedingly," 
  thereby  illustrating  the  law  of  human  nature  noticed  even  by  the 
  heathen,  "Proprium  humani  ingenii  est  odisse  quem  laeseris", 
  i.e.,  "It  is  the  property  of  human  nature  to  hate  one  whom  you 
  have  injured." 
 
  (4.)  A  daughter  of  Absalom  (2  Sam.  14:27). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Tamar,  palm;  palm-tree 
 




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