“And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;”
King James Version (KJV)
1:3 Of Thamar - St. Matthew adds the names of those women also, that were remarkable in the sacred history.
Mt 1:3 Tamar. Three women are named in this list: Tamar, Rahab, and Ruth. These were all Gentile women, and are named for this reason, and for their remarkable history. There were stains upon the character of Tamar (Ge 38:11-30) and of Rahab (Jos 2:1), but Ruth is one of the sweetest women of the Bible.