Perez and Zerah are twins. Which
one's name means "breech" in Hebrew?
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In Hebrew perez means "breech [or strength or breaking-forth]" and
zerah means "brightness [or shining]". Note that
King David was a descendant of Perez.
Genesis 38:27 (JPS): And it came to pass in
the time of her [Tamar's] travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb.
38:28 And it came to pass, when she travailed, that
one put out a hand; and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet
thread, saying: 'This came out first.'
38:29 And it came to pass,
as he drew back his hand, that, behold his brother came out; and she said:
'Wherefore hast thou made a breach for thyself?' Therefore his name was called
afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand; and
his name was called Zerah.
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