Genesis 38:13
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New International Version
When Tamar was told, "Your father-in-law is on his way to Timnah to shear his sheep,"

King James Bible
And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold thy father in law goeth up to Timnath to shear his sheep.

Darby Bible Translation
And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold thy father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep.

World English Bible
It was told Tamar, saying, "Behold, your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep."

Young's Literal Translation
And it is declared to Tamar, saying, 'Lo, thy husband's father is going up to Timnath to shear his flock;'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

In process of time - This phrase, which is in general use in the Bible, needs explanation; the original is וירבו הימים vaiyirbu haiyamim, and the days were multiplied. Though it implies an indefinite time, yet it generally embraces a pretty long period, and in this place may mean several years.

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Judges 14:1 And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines.


Genesis 31:19 And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's.

1 Samuel 25:2,11 And there was a man in Maon, whose possessions were in Carmel; and the man was very great, and he had three thousand sheep...

Because, Therefore, Lying Heretics Find not in the Books of the New Testament Any...
29. Because, therefore, lying heretics find not in the books of the New Testament any precedents of lying which are meet to be imitated, they esteem themselves to be most copious in their disputation wherein they opine that it is right to lie, when from the old prophetical books, because it doth not appear therein, save to the few who understand, to what must be referred the significative sayings and doings which as such be true, they seem to themselves to find out and allege many that be lies. But
St. Augustine—Against Lying

The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Joshua 15:10
Then it curved westward from Baalah to Mount Seir, ran along the northern slope of Mount Jearim (that is, Kesalon), continued down to Beth Shemesh and crossed to Timnah.

Joshua 15:57
Kain, Gibeah and Timnah--ten towns and their villages.

Judges 14:1
Samson went down to Timnah and saw there a young Philistine woman.

1 Samuel 25:2
A certain man in Maon, who had property there at Carmel, was very wealthy. He had a thousand goats and three thousand sheep, which he was shearing in Carmel.

1 Chronicles 2:4
Judah's daughter-in-law Tamar bore Perez and Zerah to Judah. He had five sons in all.

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