Notice that Judah says Shelah may die like his brothers, which means God may kill Shelah like he killed Er and Onan. Then he learns she is pregnant by him and declares her more righteous. In Hebrew there are two different words used for prostitute, kedeshah and zonah. A kedeshah is a “holy prostitute”, most often associated with the worship of Asherah or Astarte (aka Ishtar), the Syrian Venus.Asherah is known to have been a wife or consort of Yahweh based upon multiple inscriptions found on ancient relics (see Dever, William G.“I am pregnant by the man who owns these,” she said.
It’s good to think that we have made some progress in recent years.w=300&h=225 300w, https://rarebible.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/judah_sad.jpg? w=600&h=450 600w, https://rarebible.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/judah_sad.jpg? w=150&h=113 150w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" / There are so many moral problems with this story that I do not know where to start. Tamar is not married to Shelah so she disguises herself and waits by a temple.I guess we should recap last week’s bible story from Genesis 38:1-10. Judah orders Er’s brother Onan to impregnate Er’s wife, Tamar. Judah has one more son named Shelah who is not yet grown, so Tamar can not marry him yet and goes to live with her father. Judah thinks she is a temple prostitute, asks her to have sex with him, and she does in exchange for a goat, keeping his seal, cord, and staff as promise of payment. Judah learns his daughter-in-law is pregnant from prostitution and demands she be burned to death.I have written numerous articles about the Amazonian plant medicines, and have worked with some of the most respected shamans in the region.I was baptised into their tribe by the Shipibo Indians in the Amazon, and was initiated into the lineage of the maestros of the Rio Napo in the Upper Amazon.