breach, the elder of the twin sons of Judah ( Genesis 38:29 ). From him the royal line of David sprang ( Ruth 4:18-22 ). "The chief of all the captains of the host" was of the children of Perez ( 1 Chronicles 27:3 ; Matthew 1:3 ).
(Perez, ( 1 Chronicles 27:3 ) Phares, ( Matthew 1:3 ; Luke 3:33 ) 1 Esd. 5:6), twin son, with Zarah or Zerah, of Judah and Tamer his daughter-in-law. (B.C. 1730.) The circumstances of his birth are detailed in Gen. 38. Pharez occupied the rank of Judahs second son, and from two of his sons sprang two new chief houses, those of the Hezronites and Hamulites. From Hezrons second son Ram, or Aram, sprang David and the kings of Judah, and eventually Jesus Christ. In the reign of David the house of Pharez seems to have been eminently distinguished.