And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter in law hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.
When she was brought forth, she sent to her father in law, saying, By the man, whose these are, am I with child: and she said, Discern, I pray thee, whose are these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff.
And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She hath been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more.
And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb.
And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first.
And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez.
And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah. Genesis 38:24-30
This looks like a methaphor or allegory for the great schism and can be applied to the Great Schism.Also in Hosea the book in wich God speaks of a new covenant and about the era of the Church , he speaks in the chapters about the house of Judah and the house of Ephraim.In another place in Scripture it is written : "Ephraim is my first-born says the Lord".And in Ezekiel is written about the rod of Joseph wich is Ephraim and the rod of Judah.What is the bond of the Church with Judah and Ephraim , and how will should interpret this?I know this topic might cause a lot of controverses , and i don`t consider it to be a simple manner.Waiting for your replies.