Amnon was attracted to Tamar for what he could get from her, not out of concern for her. At the party, Absalom gets Amnon drunk and kills him in front of his brothers and sisters. Amnon and Tamar by an unknown artist, oil on canvas, ca. In 2 Samuel 13, Amnon lusts after his half-sister Tamar. 46). 4. The text outlines the insidious plot by Amnon (her half-brother), the scene of deception, and the trapping of Tamar. So much for lust producing good fruit! In, "Alexandre Cabanel: The Tradition of Beauty", "The Mystery of the Painting in Gallery 634", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tamar_(daughter_of_David)&oldid=984211455, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 October 2020, at 21:15. 3. He feigns illness and asks her to wait on him in his chamber, and seizes her. It didn’t have to be that way. In Dinah’s case, we are told NOTHING about her thoughts on the matter. Trible gives a comprehensive literary critique of the text, highlighting the patterns that reiterate the power struggle between the characters and the vulnerability of Tamar, the sole female in the narrative. 23 Two years later, when Absalom’s sheepshearers were at Baal Hazor near the border of Ephraim, he invited all the king’s sons to come there. As David wronged Bathsheba, so too will Amnon wrong Tamar, "like father like son. What the Bible says about Amnon said to Tamar, "Bring the food into the room, that I may eat from your hand." brother [Amnon]" (p. 444), and these similarities are congenial to Rendsburg because they reinforce the associations Tamar = Tamar and Onan = Amnon that he had previously made through their names. Dangerous Relationships (Dinah, Tamar, Tamar) Dinah, Tamar, and Tamar – three women dealing with men who did not have their best interests at heart. This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. That is, Tamar is wise to her place in the world and willing to work within it. which would perhaps cool the relationship. Amnon knew that he could not have sex with his sister Tamar and so he came up with plan to get what he wanted from her AKA sex. Geshur. Absalom, Tamar’s brother, told her to be silent about Amnon raping her. Absalom is David’s third son and Tamar’s full brother. Tamar took some dough, pressed it together with her hands, and cooked the cakes. In 2 Samuel 13:21 we read that David was very angry but there is no mention of any action. This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. Trible says that "this subtle difference suggests the plight of the female" (p. 46). Tamar remained an unmarried widow. Tamar’s Story. 21 When David heard all this, he was furious. When she brought it to him in his chamber, Amnon pressed her for sex. 22 And Absalom never said a word to Amnon, either good or bad;he hated Amnon because he had disgraced his sister Tamar. The story continues, eventually revealing that his lust produced rape. No one listened to Tamar. Now our chapter has four main male characters apart from Tamar, four men who sin. Notice the initial fruit—distress! David sent Tamar to his Amnon’s room and then he raped her. Now our chapter has four main male characters apart from Tamar, four men who sin. Absalom, Tamar’s full brother, promises vengeance on his half-brother Amnon. Amnon and Tamar’s brother Absalom, on the other hand, refused to let Amnon get away with what he had done. Absalom and his sister Tamar were born of a different mother than Amnon. He did not love her; he was lusting after her. 1. David. John W. Ritenbaugh “Bring the food inside and feed me.” literally: into the room, presumably a more intimate chamber, with a bed. The Beast and Babylon (Part Nine): Babylon the Great. Kileab [or Chileab] had apparently died [as Absalom will act as heir apparent on his return from exile following Amnon's death, see 15:1-3], so Absalom was next in line after Amnon. Amnon's friend and cousin Jonadab devised a ruse in which Amnon feigned illness and asked Tamar to prepare him food. Unmarried daughters were kept in seclusion from men, so that none could see them alone. Tumblr is a place to express yourself, discover yourself, and bond over the stuff you love. It is David's role as king to uphold the law, not to be seen to break it. However, the first time Tamar speaks the narrator prefaces it passively, using the pronoun 'she'. (p. 46). (From Forerunner Commentary). Tamar firmly refused the incestuous relationship, … "Even the poignancy of Tamar's humiliation is drawn out for the primary purpose of justifying Absalom's later murder of Amnon, and not for its own sake" (p. 5). "The Tamar/Amnon/Absalom story is not simply a tale of lust and a brother's revenge. Just what happened around Shechem’s choices. Although he was the heir-apparent to David's throne, Amnon is best remembered for the rape of his half-sister Tamar, daughter of David with Maachah. Amnon was sick with love for Tamar, but the fruit of the relationship shows it was not love but lust. She courageously begged Amnon to follow Israel’s laws and not sexually attack her. Amnon’s Tamar is likewise rendered powerless, but in contrast, it is Amnon’s sexual desire that renders her powerless. Trible argues, for example, that when Tamar is finally given a voice (she is speechless for the first 11 verses of the narrative), "the narrator hints at her powerlessness by avoiding her name." Listen to Tamar: “No, my brother, do not force me; for such a thing is not done in Israel; do not do anything so vile! And after a time Amnon, David's son, loved her. [5], Michael D. Coogan attributes the placement of the rape of Tamar narrative, coming soon after the Bathsheba narrative, as a way for the narrator to compare Amnon to David. It did not end there but produced more evil fruit: "Then Amnon hated her exceedingly, so that the hatred with which he hated her was greater than the love with which he had loved her. An incestuous relationship even as close as a half-brother and half-sister was totally illegal under the law of God. Older brother Absalom and David learned of the rape. [12] So the reader gets to know that Absalom is a full brother of Tamar, that Absalom and Amnon are sons of David and that Amnon loves Tamar. Lie down on your bed and pretend to be ill: Jonadab advised Amnon to deceitfully arrange a private meeting with Tamar. Amnon followed this evil plan. 2 Und Amnon grämte sich, sodass er fast krank wurde, um seiner Schwester Tamar willen; denn sie war eine Jungfrau, und es schien Amnon unmöglich, ihr etwas anzutun. As a whole, Israel loves the way of the heathen; she has made it hers. The fruit of his shameful deed was further defiled when his feelings for her reversed to a hatred against her that was greater than his former "love." The other Tamar was King David’s daughter. Become desolate, lonely. Scattered losses have been retouched throughout. Amnon is the classic example of a man who looks at a woman and only thinks about having sex with her. Despite the biblical prohibition on sexual relations between half-brothers and sisters, Amnon had an overwhelming desire for her. Absalom had a right to expect David both as father and as king to provide justice for Tamar and due punishment to Amnon. While not denying the trauma and injustice inflicted on Tamar, he points to the dysfunctional relationships in the royal family. Trible does not focus only on the plight of Tamar, but also on her apparent wisdom and eye for justice. 19 And Tamar put ashes on her head and tore her robe. There are undoubtedly some damaged relationships here today. With the help of his friend Jonadab, Amnon devises a plan to be alone with Tamar. Trible argues that "her words are honest and poignant; they acknowledge female servitude" (p. 45). He greatly desired to take her to bed, so much so that he deceitfully conspired with his cousin Jonadab to arrange matters. What piling of sin on sin coveting produced! The relationship between Amnon and Jonadab is addressed in 2 Samuel 13 if you want to review it. In the narrative, Amnon became obsessed with Tamar, said to be beautiful like her brother, Absalom. With "power-over", one's power is related to how many creatures one has dominion over. Here we have the story of the lust-driven affair of Amnon, one of David's sons, and Tamar, one of David's daughters, a half-sister of Amnon. 2 Amnon became so obsessed with his sister Tamar that he made himself ill. She was a virgin, and it seemed impossible for him to do anything to her. 2 Amnon became so obsessed with his sister Tamar that he made himself ill. She was a virgin, and it seemed impossible for him to do anything to her. In 2 Samuel 13, Amnon lusts after his half-sister Tamar. Despite her vehement refusal, he raped her. Tamar then went into town disguised as a prostitute, tricked Judah, and got him to sleep with her. Hatred and vengeance sets in. After slaying Amnon (for the rape of Tamar), Absalom fled to Talmai in Geshur for three years. 1–22). Rather than take the food she offered, Amnon grabbed Tamar and tried to wrestle her into the bed. He was in bed. Tamar was the daughter of King David and Maacah, who was the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur. Tamar calls Amnon to account using cultural taboo, the authority of their father the king, her potential suffering, and his reputation. 1650-1700, High Museum of Art: Datum: etwa 1650 bis 1700 . Read 2 Samuel 13:1-38; 18:1-33. Amnon, as David's oldest son (3:2-5), was first in line for the throne. What the Bible says about Rivalry already existed between Amnon and Absalom! 8 J.A. The law of God says if a half-sister and a half-brother marry, they were both to be slain. 10 Amnon said to Tamar, “Bring the food inside and feed me.” Tamar took the cakes she had made and brought them to her brother inside. She is pictured as throwing herself at what she thinks is easy gain—a quick profit without the hard work. Feminist scholars have spent time exploring the character of Tamar, her relationships with her male family members and her experience of rape. Tamar and Amnon The story begins with Amnon, son of King David, sick with love for his sister Tamar. The Tenth Commandment. The other Tamar was King David’s daughter. The Bereans "received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so" (Acts 17:10-11). This chapter is nothing more than the backstory as to how Absalom will rise up against David as a fulfilment of the punishment God is meting out. Amnon and Tamar, The Beast and Babylon (Part Nine): Babylon the Great. It is still a significant problem. Extensive abrasion is located in the background drapery, at the bottom of Amnon's blue drapery, and in the flesh tones. [14], According to the Dead Sea Scrolls and Greek version of 2 Samuel 13:21, "... he did not punish his son Amnon, because he loved him, for he was his firstborn.". Public domain Public domain false false: Dieses Werk ist gemeinfrei, weil seine urheberrechtliche Schutzfrist abgelaufen ist. The story is about Amnon raping Tamar. The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. This was forbidden by God (see Lev. Tamar[a] is a figure described in 2 Samuel in the Hebrew Bible. As for me, where could I carry my shame? Finally I shall discuss Tamar who is raped by her half-brother Amnon in 2Samuel 13. Tamar took the cakes which she had made, and brought them into the room to Amnon her brother. Amnon, as David's oldest son (3:2-5), was first in line for the throne. She is a virgin and the sister of another of David’s sons, Absalom, so Amnon feels helpless to act. Well, for this analysis, I’ll go back to this story. Without them, the love cannot survive, at least not on any conscious level. This description of Amnon casts him in a suspicious light. Then Absalom runs, leaving Jerusalem, and he lives in exile for three years. They are not only named, but their relationship to each other is explained. Amnon should have been punished and Tamar exonerated. which would perhaps cool the relationship. Absalom was her brother and Amnon her half-brother. The tragic story of the rape of King David’s lovely daughter Tamar by her half-brother Amnon is a tale filled with intrigue, malicious abuse and rage. 1591-1666. Then she took the pan and set them out before him, but he refused to eat. Tamar, however, demonstrates the "power-within", or en-theos (God-within), by resisting as much as she could Amnon's attack and subsequent banishment. Absalom’s name forms a literary inclusio around 2 Sam 13–14, which reveals his significance in the larger narrative though he is largely absent from 2 Sam 13:1–22. Absalom, 13-1 In the course of time, Amnon son of David fell in love with Tamar, the beautiful sister of Absalom son of David. There is a large tear at the right of Amnon's head and another between Tamar's right shoulder and Amnon's left elbow. An incestuous relationship even as close as a half-brother and half-sister was totally illegal under the law of God. Let’s read about Amnon and Tamar in 2 Samuel 13:1-22: 1 Now Absalom, David’s son, had a beautiful sister, whose name was Tamar. 3 Now Amnon had an adviser named Jonadab son of Shimeah, David’s brother. Israel vigorously pursued relationships with foreign cultures because she thought she saw a way to benefit from them. He calls his servants back in and tells them, “Now throw this woman out of my presence, and lock the door behind her” (2 Sam. So Amnon lusts after his step-sister Tamar who is a beautiful girl. Afterward, Amnon treated her disdainfully and sent her home, hating her more than he had loved her. She concludes that the lesson learned from Tamar is that women, and women victims, must be empowered within themselves with the full support of the Christian church.[13]. In The Cry of Tamar: Violence Against Women and the Church's Response, Episcopal priest Pamela Cooper-White argues that Tamar's story has a direct message for the church in its response to violence against women. Tamar – the daughter-in-law of Judah – is put into a seemingly impossible situation for a woman at that time. The Talmud and most commentators to absolve Amnon of the endeavor crime of incest, and remain silent on the matter of rape. It produced burning hatred, and everyone felt great sorrow. Thus this unusual case had no easy solution. And putting her hand on her head, she went away crying bitterly. T amar had on clothing that showed that she was a virgin daughter of the king. Desolate, Tamar … 20 Her brother Absalom said to her, “Has your brother Amnon been with you? The words of Jonadab, Amnon, Absalom and David are consistently introduced by the proper name of each. When Tamar arrived, Amnon proceeded to rape her In a previous post, I analyzed the story of Amnon and Tamar. Tamar went to her brother Amnon’s house, where he was lying down. So Amnon lusts after his step-sister Tamar who is a beautiful girl. Note how many verbs it takes to make a couple of cakes; we assume she was there for a while. The goal of all of this Judaistic gerrymandering of relationships among Amnon, Avishalom and Tamar is to reduce the blame on David to effectively zero, and to make it that Amnon and Tamar could have legally married so that the crime was far less significant than what it might otherwise seem. 2.Samuel 13 Lutherbibel 2017 Amnon und Tamar 1 Und es begab sich danach: Absalom, der Sohn Davids, hatte eine schöne Schwester, die hieß Tamar; und Amnon, der Sohn Davids, gewann sie lieb. Tamar then went into town disguised as a prostitute, tricked Judah, and got him to sleep with her. He feigns illness and ask… Amnon (hébreu : אַמְנוֹן) est un personnage du Deuxième Livre de Samuel, qui fait partie de l'Ancien Testament.Il est fils aîné du roi David et d'Achinoam.. Récit biblique. "[9] After the rape, Amnon attempted to send Tamar away. Amnon lusted after Tamar, and just like any selfish man, he used the word "love" in a loose and casual way. All of this blossomed from an uncontrolled desire in the mind of one person. Tamar’s brother Absalom kills Amnon. Amnon should have been punished and Tamar exonerated. The law of God says if a half-sister and a half-brother marry, they were both to be slain. Coogan says that, according to the Bible, it was possible for Amnon to marry Tamar (the Bible being incoherent about prohibiting incest). David’s anger on hearing of the rape seems to be focused on the violation of his property [Tamar] and the loss of her value in later trading her for political alliances. Mary J. Evans, "Women," in Bill T. Arnold and H. G. M. 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