English Standard Version
His daughter-in-law Tamar also bore him Perez and Zerah. Judah had five sons in all.
King James Bible
And Tamar his daughter in law bare him Pharez and Zerah. All the sons of Judah were five.
American Standard Version
And Tamar his daughter-in-law bare him Perez and Zerah. All the sons of Judah were five.
And Thamar his daughter in law bore him Phares and Zara. So all the sons of Juda were five.
English Revised Version
And Tamar his daughter in law bare him Perez and Zerah. All the sons of Judah were five.
Webster's Bible Translation
And Tamar his daughter-in-law bore him Pharez and Zerah. All the sons of Judah were five.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The princes of Edom. - The names correspond to those in Genesis 36:40-43, but the heading and the subscription in Genesis are quite different from those in the Chronicle. Here the heading is, "and the Allufim of Edom were," and the subscription, "these are the Allufim of Edom," from which it would be the natural conclusion that the eleven names given are proper names of the phylarchs. But the occurrence of two female names, Timna and Aholibamah, as also of names which are unquestionably those of races, e.g., Aliah, Pinon, Teman, and Mibzar, is irreconcilable with this interpretation. If we compare the heading and subscription of the register in Genesis, we find that the former speaks of the names "of the Allufim of Edom according to their habitations,
(Note: So it is given by the author, "nach ihren Wohnsitzen;" but this must be a mistake, for the word is משׁפּחותם equals their families, not משׁבתם, as it is in the subscription. - Tr.)
according to their places in their names," and the latter of "the Allufim of Edom according to their habitations in the land of their possession." It is there unambiguously declared that the names enumerated are not the names of persons, but the names of the dwelling-places of the Allufim, after whom they were wont to be named. We must therefore translate, "the Alluf of Timna, the Alluf of Aliah," etc., when of course the female names need not cause any surprise, as places can just as well receive their names from women as their possessors as from men. Nor is there any greater difficulty in this, that only eleven dwelling-places are mentioned, while, on the contrary, the thirteen sons and grandsons of Esau are called Allufim. For in the course of time the number of phylarchs might have decreased, or in the larger districts two phylarchs may have dwelt together. Since the author of the Chronicle has taken this register also from Genesis, as the identity of the names clearly shows he did, he might safely assume that the matter was already known from that book, and so might allow himself to abridge the heading without fearing any misunderstanding; seeing, too, that he does not enumerate אלּוּפי of Esau, but אדום אלּוּפי, and Edom had become the name of a country and a people.
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and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram,
And when Tamar was told, "Your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep,"
Afterward his brother came out with the scarlet thread on his hand, and his name was called Zerah.
1 Chronicles 2:5
The sons of Perez: Hezron and Hamul.
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