Many of us came to know the name Tamar through the popular WEtv series Braxton Family Values. On the show, Tamar is the youngest of the Braxton clan known for her outrageous personality and behavior. She’s the original .com, .org, .net girl. While we are all entertained by Tamar’s antics, there is a softer side to the Get Yo Life girl.
On the show Tamar showed us that she is extremely family-oriented. While this may seem to contradict the self-absorbed material girl that we see all the time, it is right in line with the Biblical person for which she was named.
In Genesis Chapter 38 we are introduced to Tamar, daughter-in-law of Judah. In the text we learn that Tamar is married to Judah’s oldest son. Tamar and the son bear no children together because God sees me as evil and kills him. Judah offers his next oldest son to Tamar. The goal was for Tamar to bear children with the second eldest son. The son refused to get Tamar pregnant because the kids born from the pregnancy wouldn’t be his.