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12070Re: [mythsoc] Crossdressing heroines and other things that remain

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  • Matthew Winslow
    May 10, 2004
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      juliet@... [juliet@...] wrote:
      > The main Biblical Tamar is one of David's daughters. Her half-brother
      > Amnon lusted after her and tricked her into his bedroom, where he raped
      > her and rejected her. It wasn't her fault, but it certainly is an
      > unpleasant story.

      Don't forget Judah's daughter-in-law, Tamar, concerning whom Onan infamously
      spilled his seed. She also seduced her father-in-law to shame him. (Genesis
      38) The child of that union was Perez, who was one of Jesus's forefathers (cf,
      Ruth 4).

      Matthew Winslow mwinslow@... http://x-real.firinn.org/
      "People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading."
      --Logan Pearsall Smith
      Currently reading: Shivering World by Kathy Tyers
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