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Top 30 Women of the Bible

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Tamar

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This resourceful, clever woman was in a sticky situation—Tamar’s first husband and second husband died before she had children, and when her father-in-law Judah offered for her to marry his youngest son, he reneged on the promise. So she took matters into her own hands and got around the restrictions of her male-dominated society, tricking Judah into bed in order to respect a Hebrew practice and have a child.