Judah thus proposed that his second son Onan marry Tamar, his brotherâs widow, but Onan was not in agreement and God also killed him as his notorious conduct displeased him. Her name is Tamar, which means âa palm treeâ (in the sense that a palm tree is âuprightâ). Onan wollte sein Erbe nicht mit irgendeinem Kind, das er möglicherweise seines Bruders wegen zeugen müsste, teilen. Also praktizierte er die älteste Form von Verhütung, Rückzug. In 1. Onan, as Judah's second son, was to take Er's wife Tamar as his own to provide Er with heirs, and he does, but Onan doesn't want his kids to be considered Er's. M. Bal, F. van Dijk Hemmes and G. van Ginneken; Münster: Morgana, 1988), 51-75. The first Tamar we read about in Scripture was the widow of Er and Onan, sons of Judah, Jacobâs fourth-born son. Onan, unwilling to have his children carry his brotherâs name, spilled his seed on the ground whenever he made love to Tamarâ¦ Onan (Hebrew: ××Ö¹× Ö¸× â, Modern: Onan, Tiberian: Ê¼ÔnÄn "Mourner") is a minor biblical person in the Book of Genesis chapter 38, who was the second son of Judah.Like his older brother Er, Onan was slain by God.Onan's death was retribution for being "evil in the sight of the Lord" and disobeying a direct order from the Lord by being unwilling to father a child by his widowed sister-in-law. In the light of these events Judah ordered Tamar to live in her fatherâs house until his third son Shelah came of age. Judah told his second son, Onan, to marry Tamar and thus provide offspring for his dead brother. about 1718.) The wife successively of the two sons of Judah, Er and Onan. Three sons are born to this couple. Kurze Zeit darauf starb auch er, und Tamar war weiterhin kinderlos. Patriarchat und Widerstand in biblischen Geschichten (ed. Tamar married Er, Judahâs firstborn son, who died young and childless. That Tamar employed her ruse to replace the first two brothers (eer, the first born/TDD) and ' n n (the second born and thus the first designated levir) as well as the third brother, whom Judah feared with a great and justified dread to give to Tamar lest this last child die too, goes without saying. Tamar, wife of Er and Onan (palm tree). Onan (Hebrew: ××Ö¹× Ö¸× â, Modern: Onan, Tiberian: Ê¼ÔnÄn "Mourner") is a minor biblical person in the Book of Genesis chapter 38, who was the second son of Judah.Like his older brother Er, Onan was slain by God.Onan's death was retribution for being "evil in the sight of the Lord" and disobeying a direct order from the Lord by being unwilling to father a child by his widowed sister-in-law. So the Ruler (Judah) tries to marry his eldest son Er to âuprightnessâ and he fails. So blieb Tamar ohne Mann und Kinder. Her importance in the sacred narrative depends on the great anxiety to keep up the lineage of Judah. Tamar was the name of two unique women whose unusual stories can be found in the Old Testament. 37 This article follows his structuring of the chapter, but differs from Van Dijk Hemmes in the naming of the respective units, âTamar und die Grenzen des Patriar- â¦ The most incredible mention of Tamar in the Bible is in Matthew Chapter One of the New Testament, appearing in the genealogical line of Jesus Christ. It seemed as if the family were on the point of extinction. Onan aber verweigerte dies und ließ âden Samen zur Erde fallen und verderbenâ. Mose 25,5-6 so vorschrieb. Er and Onan had successively perished suddenly. Their names are interesting, as is the name of the woman that Judah gets for his eldest son as a wife. Tamar wurde dann mit Ers Bruder, Onan, verheiratet, weil es das levitische Gesetz in 5. (Genesis 38:8-30) (B.C. Er, Onan, and Shelah. The second was the sister of Absalom and daughter of King David who was raped by her half-brother Amnon.