1 Chronicles 3:9 (ESV)

9 All these were David’s sons, besides the sons of the concubines, and Tamar was their sister.

No comment accompanies any of the sons, but inclusion of Tamar was their sister would remind hearers of the wicked incident involving Amnon, Absalom, and Tamar (2 Samuel 13:1–39). Both the names of Bathshua and Tamar are found in 1 Chronicles 2:3–4 (Judah’s family), suggesting a comparison between the evil behaviour of Judah and David and what followed in both cases: God’s unmerited grace continuing in spite of the sin of those whom he uses in the accomplishment of his purposes.1