Treachery

Onan married Tamar, his brother’s widow but refused to raise up an heir which was requisite to the law.  Displeased, God killed him.  His father, Judah sent Tamar away, promising to marry her to his youngest, Shelah when he was grown.  He didn’t keep his promise.

Hearing that Judah was in town, Tamar covered her face.  Thinking she was a prostitute, he propositioned her.

When Judah learned that Tamar was pregnant, he wanted her to be burned.  Showing him his signet and cord and staff she declared, “By the man to whom these belong, I am with child.”

98 Words

This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here.

Source: Bible Gateway

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