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Can A Bastard's Descendant Enter Into The Congregation Of The Lord?
Deuteronomy 23:2 A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD.
However, David was the 9th generation offspring of Perez, the bastard son of Judah and Tamar.
The Hebrew word for 'bastard' there, 'mamzer' refers to the offspring of a Jewish person and a heathen. There's no indication that Tamar (Perez' mother) was a heathen. But even if she was, this is not a contradiction. This would just mean that David broke the rules by entering the congregation when he should not have (the Deut. passage is a rule, not a prophecy). Not a contradiction.
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