A daughter was supposed to leave her father’s house and establish life in another family. She was not to return as a childless, poor, bereaved of two husbands, and presumably cursed widow. Oh how the town must have talked about Tamar! To be sure, she was the topic of the rumor mill for weeks: the once wife of Judah’s prominent heir, now a widow in her father’s house with no prospect of a husband or child. You don’t say!