Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO GENESIS 38\\

This chapter is wholly taken up with matters relating to Judah, the
fourth son of Jacob, from whom the Jews have their name, and from whom
Christ sprung: it treats of his marriage with a Canaanitess, his
children by her, their character and end, \\#Ge 38:1-11\\; of his incest
with his daughter-in-law, though unknown by him, \\#Ge 38:12-23\\; of his
resentment against her, when he heard she was with child, and his
confusion when he found it was by himself, \\#Ge 38:24-26\\; and of the
birth of twins by her, named Pharez and Zarah, \\#Ge 38:27-30\\.