It seems to me that Anita Diamant was quite familiar with the biblical story, kept true to it for the most part and simply brought it back to life...if you will. In reply to
The term rape was used in by J. Hoffman. Perhaps she was lonely for female companionship of her age or just curious. [In this culture, the Shechemite would have been concidered a pediphile]. C And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? Jacob most likely agreed to the marriage to save his daughter the shame. Their idea of “give and take” is “taking” the sword, killing all the Shechemite males, plundering the city, and taking their wives and children. Rape therefore does not characterize either prostitution or what has happened to Dinah.". Quality: 5. There are plenty of "love stories" in the bible, and this is not one. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. D In reply to
I agree J.C. (rhyme time) by J.C.'s Hype Man. Yikes- this is an untrue generalization in modern times and likely in ancient Isreal as well. Leah names her (Gen 34:21), as biblical women often did as part of the maternal role. You may say I'm assuming he would but do any of you have daughters ? So your understanding and your argument is completely illogical and biblically unfounded. In reply to You know, it's funny- I grew… by Christopher Moyer, Yeah, God’s thoughts are not our thoughts and our ways are not His ways. I admire this author who remembered her. He makes me lie down in green pastures. This "encounter" was in Gen. 34. Unless otherwise indicated, all content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. W See what Deana Mabe (dragonflychat) has discovered on Pinterest, the world's biggest collection of ideas. This appears to buy into the false stereotype about rapists being hostile strangers, whereas the majority of rapes are from people the victims know and often have relationships with. ‣ “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. That whole chapter is a J text intrusion on a E discussion. Dinah's defilement was the only method by which the Almighty could have subjugated the ruler of the land, Shechem's family, to a newly comer who barely had a foothold on a local farm. 14 And the servants of Jacob came back and told him, saying, When we came, he and his men drove us away, and thus did Shechem do unto Dinah before our eyes. Publisher: OpenBible.info. 3 And Jacob there built himself a house, and he pitched his tent there, and he made booths for his cattle, therefore he called the name of that place Succoth. As for The Red Tent, I canÌ¢âÂã¢t see how itÌ¢âÂã¢s in any way respectful toward Dinah to paint her rapist as the good guy and her brothers who rescued her as the villains. I don't speak Hebrew so I can't really say anything about that or about your remarks concerning the language in this passage, but when it comes to your other arguments, I think they are not very strong. To take of her what you want. Select this result to view Deanna Bible's phone number, address, and more. O ... A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth. Extremely well written, challenging, not afraid to ask questions of the text and of its reader, enlightening, and perhaps most helpfully to busy pastors, theological, not exegetical, in nature. This was an amazing time at # PickenpaughPottery in Madison, MS prior to this year’s crazy Covid freeze. I agree this information seem to coming from a man perspective Dinah was a child between the age of ten or twelve give or take. It is also used to refer to sexual sin that may or may not be consensual in Ezekiel 22:10-11. Simply put, your speculation which is wrong btw about Dinah not having permission (that’s all you, The Bible doesn’t say that), but even so, is not an excuse for Shechem choosing to rape Dinah. If Dinah has been raped, Jacob ignores his obligation to protect the women of his household and ignores Dinah’s suffering. ‣ It is not stated in the bible. Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. Dinah’s subsequent sexual intercourse with Shechem, the Hivite prince of the region, is the ultimate symbol of acceptance. Z. 9 And they said unto him, Surely this is the daughter of Jacob the son of Isaac the Hebrew, who has dwelt in this city for some time, and when it was reported that the daughters of the land were going forth to rejoice she went with her mother and maid servants to sit amongst them as thou seest. Deana is also a form of the English, French, and German Diane. Older men falling in love with younger women is an old story too. Deanna (Add to Favourite List?) Biblical context: The Biblical baby name Dinah is Hebrew in origin and it's meaning is judgement or vindicated. The most important decision has nothing to do with your marital status, children, finances, education, or … They were dishonored, not the little sister or the daughter but the men's club or tribe was dishonored. It is their behavior that is violent, hostile, and exploitative. Fundamental Truths Before embarking on a study of the Bible, Dean Bible Ministries would like to invite you to consider the following fundamental truths about the most important decision you will ever make. Of Jacob’s daughters (others are noted in Gen 46:15), only Dinah is mentioned by name. Eze 18:6 If he has not eaten on the mountains, Nor lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, Nor defiled [ÌÑèÏÌÐå«ÌÑ_ÌÐå_ÌÐåµÌÑå] his neighbor's wife, Nor approached a woman during her impurity; Denoting a type of defilement which seems to exclude rape. There is a very real phenomenon in abusive relationships wherein the abusive partner will go back and forth between abusive behavior and loving, even nurturing behavior and build emotional (albeit dysfunctional) bonds with their partner. ‣ “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything. 11 And he sent and had her taken by force, and Dinah came to the house of Shechem and he seized her forcibly and lay with her and humbled her, and he loved her exceedingly and placed her in his house. In reply to
I'm amazed by this Red by Elizabeth. It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it to heart. ‣ Journal The story invites two opposing interpretations. 5 At that time some of the women of the inhabitants of the land went to the city of Shechem to dance and rejoice with the daughters of the people of the city, and when they went forth then Rachel and Leah the wives of Jacob with their families also went to behold the rejoicing of the daughters of the city. The verbs that are used in the original are only used in connection with forced sexual intercourse, at least that's what I read. Dinah was not raped because the scripture tells us that the one she layed with greatly admired Dinah and spoke tenderly toward her. Simeon and Levi say, “Should our sister be treated like a whore?” (34:31). Supposedly Jacob walked with God, and presumably his sons had the potential of communicating with God as well. The traditional understanding is that Dinah has been raped by Shechem. In the Hebrew Scriptures, rape is generally indicated by a cry for help from the woman (showing lack of consent) and violence on the part of the man (indicating a forcible, hostile act). Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. You know, it's funny- I grew up in Church always thinking that Israel's wars and battles against the Canaanites were somehow willed by God- that they were cleansing the land of unrighteousness. So, the version of redemption percolated as: "the rape of Dinah". In Genesis it is used 4 other times and translated "afflict" (15:13) "dealt harshly with" (16:6) "submit" (16:9) and "afflict" (31:50) (all from KJV); none in a sexual context. Deana's relationship status is single. The book of Jasher is a forgery so never happened. (Genesis 34).” Journal But after reading more and more of the first violent tendencies of Jacob's sons, it is seeming more and more likely to me that Gods chosen people, the ones who were supposed to bless the whole earth, were in fact responsible for causing much of the initial suffering of other nations and populations. At least the author brought Dinah the respect of remembering Dinah's life. All of which is really to say that I agree with Richard Friedman that all we can know for sure is the family disapporoved, but of what we cannot be sure. Deanna is related to Daryl Nicholas Bible and Aaron R Bibie as well as 8 additional people. As Joseph whose story is remembered in Genesis. Sorrow is better than laughter, for by sadness of face the heart is made glad. Spelling Alphabet. Add up all the arguments and it does seem like the rape interpretation is a priestly intrusion in a story about primitive tribal thinking. No one comes to the Father except through me. He leads me beside still waters. Dinah a sibling sister who are the 12 tribes of Israel...their sister. I think this was an injustice done toward Dinah. Value: 5. We don't know because after reviewing Genesis 34..we don't know what happened to Dinah after this. Abraham said no Canaanite wife for Isaac. Jacob had to move his tribe after this incident to Bethel. But what happened to Dinah we know not. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. It expounds on the books of Genesis. Try it free for 30 days! (Viewed on January 24, 2021) . the Torah is very clear on what he stands for as far as honorability. NATO : U.S. States: Countries: Delta Echo Alpha November Alpha: Delaware – Arizona New York Arizona: Denmark England Argentina Norway Argentina: Publication date: Apr 19, 2020. The unacceptability of premarital sex in this case is intertwined with the response of Dinah’s brothers, who insist that Shechem’s requested marriage with her would be an unacceptable union. I think that this is a very superficial interpretation. Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. The name was popularized by the actress Deanna Durbin (1921-), whose stage name was an anagram of her birth name Edna. Leah names her (Gen 34:21), as biblical women often did as part of the maternal role. the honest disposition of Shechem is in stark contrast with that of the brothers and that alone should be taken as a clue of the subject matter: the entry of the gentile into the covenant. Yet Jacob so readily agrees to the marriage ? But the retaliation puts Jacob’s group in jeopardy by making subsequent social intercourse and peaceful coexistence impossible. Dinah can not be the cause of herself being raped (victimized) and still be the victim, as you yourself have stated, as well. Lines and paragraphs break automatically. Though we don't really know what happened to Dinah after Genesis 34. This beautifully illustrated bible is sure to be a hit for children. Daniel was one of the great prophets on the Bible. Blogs at: TFHSM.com & HomeschoolFree.org Deana, The Frugal Homeschooling Mom (TFHSM) - 10.11k Followers, 35 Following, 21802 pins | Happy Wife and Stay-at-Home Frugally Homeschooling Mom of three. The Public Lands Foundation grants to D. Dean Bibles its Lifetime Service Award for excellence in public land management. Maybe you might say: but if they love the woman, they wouldn't hurt her. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. Deana. Geocoding With such heart felt consideration of the issue by the author and those commenting, no one focused on verse one: Genesis 34 And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. Another source is the book of Jubilee, which is also called the Little Genesis. I think another way to look at the text is through the lens of the Documentary Hypothesis. But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. Keep in mind that Jacob's sons were Laban's grandsons. We are not to compromise with the "world" (the world system if you prefer) and if Jacob had not consented to the marriage there would have been no circumcision of the men and no slaughter (because of their 'painful and weakened' state) afterward. ‣ According to this account, Dinah could not have married into such a clan. Would be good to study out all these sources and discern which is most reliable. Acrostic Poem About DEANA. This article glosses over an important point: the word translated as Ì¢âÂÒhe shamed herÌ¢âÂå or Ì¢âÂÒhe humbled herÌ¢âÂå, ÌÑÛ¢ÌÐåáÌÑã¢ÌÐå¡ÌÑå¢ÌÐåáÌÑåÊÌÐå_ÌÐå¦ÌÑÛÌÐåü vayÌ¢âÂèÏanneha, is used throughout the Bible specifically in cases of rape; see, e.g., Deuteronomy 22:29 or Samuel II 13:14. Bechtel, Lyn.“What If Dinah Is Not Raped? A spelling alphabet, voice procedure alphabet telephone alphabet etc. What happened to Dinah aught never to happen whether rape or consenting at a young age. Some might say not being a virgin may have resulted in no marriage and no "happy" life. ... Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually! It wouldn't be likely for another man to take Dinah for a wife after Shechem defiled her; female purity was fashionable back then. M R If so, in the context of a tzaddeket, could she not also be seen as a Messianic figure? and Dinah was a very special woman. the idea that she was raped was developed during the second temple era by well-intentioned second temple motivational scholars seeking to regroup the dispersed Judens, separated into 24 different sects, each having their interpretation of the Torah (law) as concerning the gentile influence on the israelites, regarding the southern kingdon, Judeah, as well and in view f what happened to the assimilated northern kingdom who inherited of Shechem's land. View Deana Whitaker’s profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. ‣ This resource contains everything you need to conduct successful, whole group Bible lessons. She grew up in a happy childhood and spent her years thereafter her lover was murdered..where? 4 And Jacob remained in Succoth a year and six months. Encyclopedia Article: Dinah: Midrash and Aggadah, Encyclopedia Article: Biblical Women in World and Hebrew Literature, Encyclopedia Article: Hannah: Midrash and Aggadah, Encyclopedia Article: Killer Wife in Jewish Law and Lore, https://www.gotquestions.org/book-of-Jasher.html, Copyright © 1998–2021, Jewish Women's Archive. J In this book Dinah has her own chapter. I agree J.C. (rhyme time) Shechem seemed to take Dinah forcefully, ravaging or abducting her, and then tried to make up for his acts, with Daddy helping as well. S “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Dinah is the daughter of Jacob, the father of twelve sons (and thus the twelve tribes) in the ancestor narratives of Genesis. The phrase implies an openness to and acceptance of outsiders. Shame, or intense humility, usually relates to failure to live up to societal goals and ideals. Labs See the below website regarding modern day sex trafficking (which includes prostitution"): https://polarisproject.org/sex... "But concerning the question of whether Dinah has been raped, the final clue comes in the last sentence of the story. ‣ 7 And Shechem the son of Hamor, the prince of the land was also standing there to see them. Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? She is born to Leah after Leah has given birth to six sons. I'm amazed by this Red Tent story. Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. Jacob thus reprimands his sons for their behavior. She was mistreated like her brother Joseph. It seems to advocate an inclusive perspective (represented by Dinah and Jacob) in which, when mutual respect and honor characterize the relationship, cooperation and bonding (“give and take”) with outsiders (represented by Shechem, Hamor, and the Shechemites) can take place. Daniel is also known as Chileab in the Bible. No where does it say that Dinah loved Shechem. What you are proposing is a type of forbidden "love story" between Dinah and Shechem. They were (all) buried there." V Prostitutes engage in sexual intercourse for financial gain, and their sexual actions involve mutual consent. If it did, well, Shechem must have had some powerful words. And in a perfect world, that would be true. Shouldn't Levi and Simeon have inquired of the Lord before slaughtering all the men in a city? Even Jacob rebuked it. Bechtel, Lyn M.. "Dinah: Bible." The Red Tent by Anita Diamant is a beautiful account of what could have happened to Dinah. And then her brothers...the same ones who threw her bother Joesph into the pit; betrayed her, I like the author's depiction of what happened to Dinah. Her brothers Simeon and Levi retaliate by violently slaying and plundering Shechem, Hamor, and the Shechemite community. God loves her and she was provided for. To reduce rape to the above is to leave out a lot of people who have experienced sexual violence, and I don't think it's a helpful generalization, or necessary to this overall interpretation of Dinah's story. Women in Scripture. She did have sex with this man but it was consensual, and this man she lay with wanted to appease Jacob and agreed to circumcision. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Rebellion: A Biblical Parable for Our Times. 6 And Dinah the daughter of Jacob also went along with them and saw the daughters of the city, and they remained there before these daughters whilst all the people of the city were standing by them to behold their rejoicings, and all the great people of the city were there. Many rapes are not the product of conscious and purposeful hatred but rather bad boundaries on the part of the perpetrator, lack of understanding about consent, etc. Dinah, also spelled Dina, in the Old Testament (Genesis 30:21; 34; 46:15), daughter of Jacob by Leah; Dinah was abducted and raped near the city of Shechem, by Shechem, son of Hamor the Hivite (the Hivites were a Canaanitish people). That concept is an oxymoron. Oh Teenagers!!! 15 And Jacob knew moreover that Shechem had defiled his daughter, but he said nothing, and his sons were feeding his cattle in the field, and Jacob remained silent till their return. But separatist tendencies within Jacob’s community (represented by Simeon, Levi, and the other sons of Jacob) are threatened by this possibility and by Shechem’s intercourse with Dinah. You deflect the blame because it’s easier for you to accept, however, God never once excuses the act of rape.. not on the basis of what a female wears or where she goes, only if she doesn’t cry out if she’s being raped in the city where in fact other people are around. Was Shechem so evil just for loving their sister and speaking tenderly to her, and deflowering her virginity? Define for me this word: ÌÑÛ¢ÌÐåáÌÑã¢ÌÐå¡ÌÑå¢ÌÐåáÌÑåÊÌÐå_ÌÐå¦ÌÑÛÌÐåü vayÌ¢âÂèÏanneha, used to describe the way in which Shechem lay with Dinah; and find some use of it where it refers to marriageÌ¢âÂÛor even consensual sex. for the Study of the Old Testament 62 (June 1994): 19–36. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. The tension between marriage within a group (endogamy) and marriage with outsiders (exogamy) is dramatized in this story of love and violence.
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