Water War Judah Tamar Questions
Q: How long can you live without water?
A: 3 days, in extreme exceptions, maybe up to 7-10 days.
Q: Could severe drought lead to severe conflicts, especially in the Middle East?
A: Our research for the Judah and Tamar Trilogy (an heroic love story based on Genesis 38) reveals that drought drove people south during the Middle Bronze Era, and that other related political upheaval (Hyksos invaders) threatened peace, even as peace is almost non-existent there today.
And, tellingly, drought wars began over 4,500 years ago in the Syria/Iraq region and continue to this day (Smithsonian Magazine 6/13)
It seems no coincidence that water rights may be even more important than oil rights. After all, you can’t drink petroleum oil, can you?
Heroic Love of Judah and Tamar Will Win
History teaches us that love always wins in the end.
Sometimes in the most unlikely ways.
Take Judah and Tamar, for instance. They are probably the most controversial couple in the Bible, and the circumstances of their particular kind of love shocks most people, offends many others, and, at best, confuses the meadow muffins out of everyone else.
After all, Tamar seduced her father-in-law and out of their bloodline came King David and his lineage.
But our account of the story in the 1st book in the Judah and Tamar Trilogy, Tamar of the Terebinths, sets the stage for the greatest love story never told.
This heroic love emerges during an era of drought, war, and fear.
Water War Judah Tamar
Sound familiar to today’s realities in the Middle East?
It would be impossible to put into numbers the amount of time we have spent researching this story in order to find authentic ways to dig down into the historical realities of the time period in which their union unfolded. But one thing we do know is this: in spite of all the odds against them, no matter how difficult things got for them (including Hyksos raids, drought, being shunned by society), these two characters managed to find a way to pull their act together to form a royal bloodline.
Neither the lack of water nor the lack of tribal compassion stopped them from doing what was right for the times and culture in which they lived.
Today, they might never make it out of the drought alive. Today, they might have to live on the run to avoid being killed for their love. Today, they might never leave behind a story and lesson for our own times.
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