Tamar was a woman of quiet constancy.
Her Scent is a soft, sweet aroma including essences of Bergamot, Cedar, Cinnamon Leaf, Clary Sage, Fennel, Geranium, Jasmine, Nutmeg and Patchouli.
The wife of Er, the son of Judah and, after his death, of his brother Onan. The sudden death of his two sons so soon after their marriage with Tamar made Judah hesitate to give her the third also, thinking that either she herself or marriage with her had been the cause of their deaths. He therefore sent her to her father, with the promise that he would give her his youngest son as soon as he was grown up, though he never intended to do so.
Desirous of retaining the family inheritance and name through children, Tamar waited until she realized that Shelah was not to be given to her as a husband and then determined to procure children from Judah himself, who had become a widower. She ensnared him by pretending to be a prostitute. He gave her his staff, signet ring and bracelet, promising to bring her a kid or baby goat for her services.
When his servant went looking for her she was nowhere to be found. Then three months later, she produced Judah’s pledges when accused of unchastity and sentenced to death by Judah. When he saw his pledges, Judah acknowledged his own guilt and the provocation he had furnished her to do wrong. Tamar’s life was spared, and she became the mother of Judah’s twins sons Perez and Zerah (Genesis 38:6-30; Matthew 1:3), about 1925 b.c.