Canaanite Roots Of The Tribe Of Judah
TAMAR JUDAH'S DAUGHTER IN-LAW
ORIGINS OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH
Let's start out by taking a look at -GENESIS 29: 35 :
..."And she (Leah) conceived again, and bore a son; and she said, This time I will honour YHWH; therefore she called his name Judah (Yehudah); and then she ceased bearing"... -GENESIS 29: 35
Please Take Note:
..."This time I (Leah) will honour YHWH; therefore she called his name Judah (Yehudah)"...
The name Judah (Yehudah) means: Honourable; and is spelled in Canaanite letters as: *Yodh, He, Waw, Dalet, He* (YHWDH) and pronounced as: Yay-hoo-dah. The 4th son of Jacob (Israel) was given the name Judah (Yehudah) by his mother Leah. He became known as the progenitor of the Israelitic tribe called :
1.) The sons of Judah
2.) The House of Judah
3.) The People of Judah
4.) The Judeans
Leah surely gave him that name naming him after the Canaanite city called Jehud (Yehud) -JOSHUA 19: 45. Judah (Yehudah) was in fact Syrian (Aramean). All of the Sons of Jacob (Israel) were Syrian (Aramean), including Dinah, his only daughter. Benjamin being the only son born in the land of Canaan.
Judah (Yehudah) later separated from his Syrian (Aramean) brothers, who at that particular time were living at Dothan (which is about twenty-five miles north of Shechem in the land of Canaan). From Dothan Judah (Yehudah) went down to the South Country -GENESIS 38: 1. There in Southren Canaan, Judah (Yehudah) married a Canaanite woman who gave birth to three of his sons, whose names are:
Who were born to him in Chezib -GENESIS 38: 1-5).
Judah (Yehudah) seemed to have prefered Canaanite women from Southren Canaan, over Syrian (Aramean) women. He even chose himself Tamar (traditionally a Canaanitess) of Southren Canaan, to be the wife of his first-born son Er -GENESIS 38: 6. Judah's (Yehudah's) first-born son Er, while he was married to Tamar died without having any offspring. Onan (the second son of Judah) was then told by his father to perform the duty of a brother-in-law to Tamar (the wife of his elder brother Er), and raise up offspring to his brother Er (this is called Levirate Marriage) -GENESIS 38: 7-8.
When Er's brother Onan refused to be a husband to Tamar and died, Tamar returned to her own Canaanite family who lived in Southren Canaan, with Judah's (Yehudah's) promise that she should have his third son Shelah when he was old enough -GENESIS 38: 9-11. When this promise was not fulfilled and Judah's (Yehudah's) wife died, Tamar seduced Judah (Yehudah) by veiling her identity and pretending to be a harlot of the heathen worship cult -GENESIS 38: 12-19.
Tamar became pregnant by Yehudah (Judah) and when Yehudah (Judah) was going to have her put to death, Tamar revealed that she had conceived by Judah (Yehudah) himself. She showed the pledges Judah (Yehudah) had given her -GENESIS 38: 20-25. Judah (Yehudah) was convicted by the wrong he had done to her and Tamar was spared -GENESIS 38: 26.
One of the twins born to Tamar was Perez (Phares or Pharez), who through Judah (Yehudah) was in the direct line of the ancestry of David, and Hence of Yosha (Jesus) -MATTHEW 1: 3-6, and -LUKE 3: 31-33. As plainly seen, Judah (Yehudah) was the first to separate from his Syrian (Aramean) brothers and to dwell in Southren Canaan, and marry, and have offspring with Canaanite women from the South of Canaan.
Judah (Yehudah), who was Syrian (Aramean), was the progenitor of the original tribe of Judah (Yehudah). He did not have his origins in Southren Canaan as did his offspring. The five sons of Judah (Yehudah) were native born Canaanites :
1.) Er ( who died)
2.) Onan ( who died)
4.) Perez (Phares or Pharez)
Their mothers were all Canaanite women of Southren Canaan. Judah's (Yehudah's) first two sons died. The descendants of Shelah, Perez (Phares or Pharez), and Zerah, were native born Canaanites.
These facts concerning the origins of the tribe of Judah (Yehudah), must honestly and humbly be faced by all today who claim roots in the tribe of Judah (Yehudah). Yes! the Holy Scriptures tell us that the foremothers of the tribe of Judah (Yehudah), were in fact, all Canaanite woman of Southren Canaan.
Please Take Note :
The Canaanites descend from Ham (Kham) through Canaan -GENESIS 10: 6. Those who today claim to be of the Israelite tribe of Judah (Yehudah), will now have to ALSO acknowledge their Hamitic-Canaanite roots, or be plainly seen as impostors. It's funny how God brings people together from different nationalities to be as one big family honouring His Name.
IN LOVE AND RESPECT
Come You Out!
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