Perez and Zerah

Perez and Zerah

born to Tamar; conceived by father-in-law, Judah. [O.T.: Genesis 38:29–30]
See: Twins
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Judah became the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar.
More often than not, this relationship takes the form of sibling conflict, familiar to us from the stories of Cain and Abel, Jacob and Esau, Perez and Zerah. But beyond the issue of rivalry, we are confronted with a surprising but repeated phenomenon: practically all the biblical heroes who come out winners in these ancient tales are younger offspring.