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We wouldn't want to give the impression that there are only two possibilities. That would lead to a false dichotomy. We could certainly argue aspects of both, and a number of other possibilities. I would even argue that she was a good strategist. Did she use seduction to achieve her goal? Yes. Was survival an aspect of her purposes? Yes. Be careful of reductionism -- although it is very popular these days.
The theme of Tamar's life as presented in Scripture is about Christ. God's eternal purpose cannot be thwarted by the efforts of men nor any other power. There is no such thing as a "plan B" when it comes to the work of our God.
"I hope that none of us will ever fall into the snare of following the guidance of impressions made upon us by texts which happen to come prominently before our minds. You have judgements, and you must not lay them aside to be guided by accidental impressions." --Charles H. Spurgeon
"As a child I received instruction both in the Bible and in the Talmud. I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene... No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life." --Albert Einstein