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Genesis 38:11 Then Judah said to his daughter-in-law Tamar, "Remain a widow in your father's house until my son Shelah grows up"; for he thought, "[I am afraid] that he too may die like his brothers." So Tamar went and lived in her father's house.

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Brief Summary: Judah has three sons by a Canaanite woman, Er and Onan are slain by the Lord, Tamar disguises as a harlot, Tamar bears twins from Judah.

Outline
1 Judah begets Er, Onan and Shelah
6 Er marries Tamar
8 The trespass of Onan
11 Tamar waits for Shelah
13 Tamar deceives Judah 
27 Tamar bears twins, Pharez and Zarah.

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