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Tamar (Daughter-in-law of Judah)

Works: 50 works in 112 publications in 9 languages and 5,543 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Religious fiction  Biographical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  History  Genealogy  Drama  Biography  Christian fiction 
Classifications: PR9369.3.J3, 813.54
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    Unveiled by Francine Rivers( Book )
    12 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,925 libraries worldwide
    Her name meant "date palm," and like her namesake, Tamar hoped to survive the harsh environment she was placed in: to bend but not to break. Rubbed with scented oil and arrayed in wedding finery, 14-year-old Tamar is thrust into a world of abuse, betrayal, and disillusionment when she is given in marriage to an evil, idol-worshiping man. In the face of her suffering, she must make choices: Will she let her new husband, Er, destroy her innocence and corrupt her? Will she leave the religion of the Canaanites and embrace the God of the Hebrews despite the life of misery she is cast into? Or will she fall into despair and become as wicked as her husband and his brothers?
    The rape of Tamar, a novel by Dan Jacobson( Book )
    7 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in 4 languages and held by 423 libraries worldwide
    The female ancestors of Christ by Ann Belford Ulanov( Book )
    4 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 410 libraries worldwide
    The spiritual power of the feminine shines forth in this psychological study of four Old Testament heroines from Jesus' family tree. Tamar, Rahab, Ruth and Bathsheba are the only women mentioned by name in the Gospels' genealogies; for the author this indicates that they impart something essential to the lineage of Christ. By exploring their brave and unconventional lives, she demonstrates how salvation enters the world in the feminine mode of being human, through these women's embodiment of such powerful and deeply feminine qualities as ingenuity, audacity, determination, compassion, seduction and devotion
    Reading women's stories : female characters in the Hebrew Bible by John Petersen( Book )
    1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
    " ... delves deeply into three stories of women in the Hebrew Bible (Hannah, Deborah, and Tamar) and explores issues of reading character, plot, and point of view"--Page 4 of cover
    Unafraid by Francine Rivers( Book )
    6 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Russian and held by 222 libraries worldwide
    In her fifth and final Lineage of Grace novella, renowned Christian writer Rivers tackles the most celebrated woman in Christian history Mary, the mother of Jesus. Using the biblical account of Jesus' life as a framework, Rivers adds such imaginative scenes as Mary watching the young Jesus healing his little sister, Anne, or Mary pondering Jesus' ability to see that there is always enough bread and oil in the larder to keep the family afloat. There are warm mother-son exchanges ("You're so thin!") and personal details ("Jesus had Mary's chin ... but no one ever said Jesus had her eyes ... ")
    Judah and Tamar (Genesis 38) in ancient Jewish exegesis : studies in literary form and hermeneutics by Esther Marie Menn( Book )
    2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
    Four biblical heroines and the case for female authorship : an analysis of the women of Ruth, Esther, and Genesis 38 by Hillel I Millgram( Book )
    4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
    "This work examines the lives of Naomi, Ruth, Tamar and Esther. Each woman is depicted without a dominant male companion and featured in the Bible's more secular texts. The author evaluates each character's role as a female protagonist, and demonstrates how each story represents an innovative view of religion and a revisionist evaluation of women's roles"--Provided by publisher
    Unveiled by Francine Rivers( Sound Recording )
    9 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
    Brings to life the story of Tamar, one of God's five chosen women, who risked her life to be the woman God called her to be
    The transformation of Tamar (Genesis 38) in the history of Jewish interpretation by Esther Blachman( Book )
    5 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 110 libraries worldwide
    Heilige oder Hure? : die Rezeptionsgeschichte von Juda und Tamar (Genesis 38) von der Antike bis zur Reformationszeit by Walter Hilbrands( Book )
    3 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 82 libraries worldwide
    Unafraid by Francine Rivers( Sound Recording )
    2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
    This story presents the biblical experience from the perspective of Mary, the Blessed Virgin who becomes the mother of the Messiah. There is a growing understanding of what God's promise of deliverance means to humankind
    Thamar by Thomas Mann( Book )
    1 edition published in 1942 in German and held by 62 libraries worldwide
    Mother roots : the female ancestors of Jesus by Helen Bruch Pearson( Book )
    2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
    The culture of Bible times rarely included women in any geneaology, yet in the Gospel of Matthew four women are named in the ancestry of Jesus: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba. Why were these four women included and no others? To enter their extraordinary stories, according to Pearson, is to experience courageous women who had a vision of God's faithfulness and who brought about change. Jesus embraced his heritage and lived out his ministry in radical and unorthodox ways, influenced by his foremothers. Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba reflected crossroads and turning points in the history of Israel. These four women took the initiative at crucial stages and made decisions that changed the future. Their lives were empowered by God. The book's final chapter is an homage to Mary, the mother of Jesus. Mother Roots is written primarily for small groups and contains six chapters that offer a fresh perspective on biblical women who served as vehicles of God's message
    Mothers on the margin? : the significance of the women in Matthew's genealogy by E. Anne Clements( Book )
    3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
    The Gospel of Matthew opens with a patrilineal genealogy of Jesus that intriguingly includes five women: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, "she of Uriah," and Mary. In a gospel that has a strongly Jewish and male-orientated outlook, why are women incorporated? In particular, why include these four Old Testament women alongside Mary? Rejecting traditional as well as feminist views, Anne Clements undertakes a close literary reading of the narratives to discern how each woman is characterized and presented. All are significant scriptural figures on the margins of Israelite society. From this intertextual world established by Matthew, Clements explores why Matthew may have named these women in the opening genealogy and what implications their inclusion may have for the ongoing gospel narrative. Mothers on the Margin? argues that Matthew's Gospel contains a counter narrative focused on women. The presence of the five women in the genealogy indicates that the birth of the Messiah will bring about a crisis in Israel's identity in terms of ethnicity, marginality, and gender. The women signal that Matthew's Gospel is concerned with the construal of a new identity for the people of God
    The woman at the wall : a play in three acts by Louis I Newman( Book )
    2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
    Die doppelte Thamar : Thomas Manns Novelle als Kommentar der Thamarerzählung des Genesisbuches by Peter Weimar( Book )
    1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 56 libraries worldwide
    Shevaʻ imahot : ha-nashim ha-gedolot shel ha-Tanakh by Yokhi Brandes( Book )
    1 edition published in 2010 in Hebrew and held by 41 libraries worldwide
    Ich brauche die Göttin : zur Kulturgeschichte eines Symbols by Gerda Weiler( Book )
    2 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 31 libraries worldwide
    Behandeling van de cultuurgeschiedenis, de effecten van het patriarchale mensbeeld, de vrouw als zondares, bijbelse vrouwen, godinnen, mythen en symbolen
    A literary analysis of Genesis 38 : the story of Judah and Tamar by Caroline P Buie( file )
    2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
    Een spoor van genade by Francine Rivers( file )
    1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
    2009 Retailer's Choice Award winner! <br/>In this compilation of the five books in the best-selling Lineage of Grace series by Francine Rivers, we meet the five women whom God chose--Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary. Each was faced with extraordinary--even scandalous--challenges. Each took great personal risk to fulfill her calling. Each was destined to play a key role in the lineage of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World
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