Was Pharez Judah’s Son?

Pharez: The Half Canaanite Son of Judah and Tamar

Pharez: The Half Canaanite Son of Judah and Tamar

[table id=6 /] [table id=1 /] One of the most often overlooked pieces of genealogical information involves the origins of the tribe of Judah. When Jacob's original sons (the 12 tribes of Israel) needed wives, they sought out women descended from Ham. Because they were living in the land of Canaan, it makes sense that some of them would take Canaanite wives. Judah was no exception. Not only did he take a Canaanite wife for himself, but he took one for his oldest son as well. This is ultimately what leads to the birth of Pharez. The Birth of Pharez…
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