3.12: What on earth does the story of Tamar mean?

In this episode, the co-hosts talk with Michael J. Chan, exploring the question, "What on earth is the story of Tamar supposed to mean?"


Prof. Kathryn Schifferdecker and Katie Langston talk with Michael J. Chan exploring the question, what on earth is the story of Tamar supposed to mean?

Show notes

Biblical books and passages mentioned

  • Genesis 38

Topics, themes and figures mentioned

  • Women in the Old Testament
    • Sarah and Hagar (Genesis 16)
    • Rebecca (Genesis 24-35)
    • Ruth (Ruth 1-4)
    • Esther (Esther 1-10)
  • Levirate Law of Marriage: Continuity of the Family Line
  • Tamar similar to Jacob: “Playing on the Edges”
  • Verbal Connections
  • Character Development
  • Biblical Sexual Ethics
  • Biblical Values
  • Tamar: One of the four women named in Jesus’ geneology
  • Oral Story

Today's Episode Hosted By

Kathryn Schifferdecker

Kathryn Schifferdecker

Katie Langston

Katie Langston

Joined by

Michael J. Chan

Michael J. Chan

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