[b-hebrew] Kadeshah & Judah & the Adullamite

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Wed Jul 14 12:56:19 EDT 2004

On 14/07/2004 17:46, david.kimbrough at charter.net wrote:

>You are right but why was the Adullamite looking for a kadeshah if Judah had not told him to look for one? If Judah thought she was a zonah, why tell the Adullamite to look for a kadeshah?
Judah didn't tell the Adullamite to look for a qadesha, it was the 
Adullamite who assumed what kind of zona she was and/or used the word 
more familiar to the people he was speaking to. From the author's 
perspective, Judah's sin was not idolatry but simple immorality. Anyway 
he "slept" with Tamar by the roadside and not in a temple setting, 
although he probably thought that she was actually a temple prostitute.

Peter Kirk
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