In this exciting story, you are hereby invited to an arena of traditional wrestling, a place where checks and balances are the probes for truth and justice, “court.” Law student Felecia (the created character for this story), has been given an assignment. Tasked with selecting and developing a simulated mock trial to write about, she has chosen the fascinating story surrounding “Judah and Tamar,” from the Bible. Unfolding details of their story reveals a time when the act of surrogacy, to continue the family legacy, was lawful, and strongly encouraged.
If a man (husband) died before having a son with his young wife, and he had other immediate male relatives, the law dictated that the next of kin was obligated to step in, assume the role of husband, and provide an heir for the departed. However, in Tamar’s case after the death of her husband, things did not go accordingly. At the center of it all was her father-in-law, Judah. Presiding over this amazing case, is none other than the honorable “Judge Deborah,” borrowed from the Bible’s book of, “Judges.” Equipped with motive, opportunity, evidence, witnesses, and a surprise verdict, Tamar is taking Judah to court! Cooperating with biblical history, uniquely, Felecia transcribes an exciting version of their story. She brings a fresh perspective, highlights, and revelation to an old, wonderful, yet intriguing story of patience, persistence, perceived prostitution, and the fulfillment of a promise.
Also documented here are six modern-day stories displaying the consequences of human emotions, vacillating from fear to secret desire. As always, it is wished with great sensitivity in spirit, that each reader is enlightened and richly blessed, as we once again, engaged the faithfulness of God Almighty!
Deidra Bynum, Author and CEO of the Titus 2:3TCT Ministries (LLC), retired from the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department in 2015. Shortly thereafter, she relocated to N.C. where she, as led by the Lord, continues to write. With three amazing books, "Jacob's Leah (In Her Shoes)", "King David's Abigail IHS (And Today's Brides), "Abram's Hagar IHS (Diaries)" and two additional books in the workings; "Judah's Tamar IHS (Trials)" and Samson’s Delilah Dilemma IHS (Confessions), from her exciting series of “Unsung Women of the Bible”, she continues to build a library of Christian literature for men and women of all ages to enjoy. Showcasing God’s unwavering Love, Wisdom and Power in pursuit of a relationship with us through Christ on the platform of “Storytelling”, is her passion and her “Call”. Each book is uniquely written in two parts. The first, a God inspired story written about the life and plight of a chosen woman from the Bible.