Soon after Judah and his brothers sold Joseph into slavery, Judah left home and visited Hirah, an Adullamite. While there, Judah met a Canaanite woman, the daughter of Shua, and he married her.
The Bible gives us no details about the daughter of Shua other than she was a Canaanite, so Judah should not have married her. Her father’s name, Shua, means wealth. Perhaps Judah was attracted to their riches and wanted to attach himself to the wealthy family.
Judah’s Canaanite wife bore him three sons – Er, Onan, and Shelah.
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