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Genesis 38:2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua; and he took her and went in to her.

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      2. And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite--Like Esau [Ge 26:34], this son of Jacob, casting off the restraints of religion, married into a Canaanite family; and it is not surprising that the family which sprang from such an unsuitable connection should be infamous for bold and unblushing wickedness.


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Where in scripture does it mention that judah marries a woman of the Canaanites?

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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.

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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