神并不以他玛为耻，神并 没有轻看他玛，还把她的名字放在主耶稣的家谱中。可见，圣经是可靠的。犹大和他玛的故事，让人觉得非常尴 尬，为什么连这样的丑事圣经都记载下来？因为圣经是真理，圣经从来不会把丑闻遮盖 起来，歪曲事实。
The figurative significance of Judah and Tamar
Danny Li, 2013-2-24
Judah married the daughter of a Canaanite woman who became pregnant and gave birth to three sons, Er, Onan and Shelah. Judah got a wife for Er, his firstborn, and her name was Tamar. Er was wicked in the LORD'S sight; so the LORD put him to death. Judah said to Onan, "Lie with your brother's wife and fulfill your duty to her as a brother-in-law to produce offspring for your brother." But Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so whenever he lay with his brother's wife, he spilled his semen on the ground to keep from producing offspring for his brother. What he did was wicked in the LORD'S sight; so he put him to death also. Judah then said to his daughter-in-law Tamar, "Live as a widow in your father's house until my son Shelah grows up." For he thought, "He may die too, just like his brothers." So Tamar went to live in her father's house.
After a long time Judah's wife died. When Judah had recovered from his grief, he went up to Timnah, to the men who were shearing his sheep. she took off her widow's clothes, covered herself with a veil to disguise herself, and then sat down at the entrance to Enaim, which is on the road to Timnah. For she saw that, though Shelah had now grown up, she had not been given to him as his wife. When Judah saw her, he thought she was a prostitute, for she had covered her face.
About three months later Judah was told, "Your daughter-in-law Tamar is guilty of prostitution, and as a result she is now pregnant." Judah said, "Bring her out and have her burned to death!" As she was being brought out, she sent a message to her father-in-law. "I am pregnant by the man who owns these," she said. And she added, "See if you recognize whose seal and cord and staff these are." Judah recognized them and said, "She is more righteous than I, since I wouldn't give her to my son Shelah." And he did not sleep with her again. When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb, Zerah and Perez. Perez is the ninth ancestor of Lord Jesus Christ. Matthew 1:3.
God does not consider Tamar shameful, and disdain her. God puts her name in the family record of Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible is the truth. The story of Judah and Tamar was very embarrassing, why did the Bible record such shames? Because the Bible is the truth, it never lies about the sins, it never wrests the facts out of their true meaning.
Do not judge, or you too will be judged. "do not judge" because human being can only feel the superficial resemblance, only God can judge the heart of human. The pregnancy of Tamar looks like adultry, but God knows her soul, she wanted to have a baby for the family of Judah. God has compassion for her.
God put Tamar in the family record of Christ, which is the proof that nobody is hopeless in the view point of God. who would you choose to be the ancestor of Christ from the 12 sons of Jacob if you were God?
You won't choose Reuben, because he had slept with his father's concubine. Simeon and Levi were murdered, Judah had slept with his daughter-in-law, Joseph should have been the best choice. But God chose Judah.
The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?" When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her."
(30 minutes translation)