also known as: Phares and Perez

Meaning: breakthrough; breach; bursting forth

class was a father, and the elder of twin sons of Judah (Neh. 11:4). His mother was Judah's daughter-in-law, Tamar. He was conceived as part of a revengeful deception. (Genesis 38:29; 46:12)

From him the royal line of David sprang (Ruth 4:12, 18-22). He is in the genealogy of Jesus Christ (Matthew 1:3; Luke 3:33).

“The chief of all the captains of the host” was of the children of Perez (1 Chronicles 27:3; Matthew 1:3).

468 of his “sons” came back from captivity with Zerubbabel, who himself was one of them (1 Chronicles 9:4; Neh. 11:6).

Article Version: March 13, 2019