The Red Tent--a question about the story of Dinah

by athenafirestone 5 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • athenafirestone

    I just finished listening to Anita Diamant's "The Red Tent". This was the second time through for me with this, in my opinion, really good book, but I realized that I have forgotten what the bible actually says about Dinah and her brothers (well, but of course, the bible has a lot more to say about her brothers in general, simply because they were male). I don't have a bible anymore and wouldn't know where to look if I did have one, so I was wondering if someone could point me to the approximate location in the bible of the "story" of Dinah.

    Thanks in advance!


  • SixofNine

    Try going here: and put Dinah into the search engine.

    And welcome to the forum, btw.

  • athenafirestone

    Thanks for the link!

    Oh and I am not actually "new". I was posting under the alias "recoveringjw", but something screwy happened and I had to re-register.

    (but thanks, because it has been awhile since I have posted)


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  • euripides

    Genesis 34. I believe the book you've read/heard is 'historical fiction.' There is a book I'm working on right now (reading) called Dinah's Rebellion by Ita Sheres, a work of scholarship. I will let you know my take on it when I'm through if you're interested.

  • Scully

    I've just finished reading The Red Tent last week - I thoroughly enjoyed Anita Diamant's "take" on the story of Dinah. It's been a really long time since a novel captured my attention this way... the author certainly makes the story believable, showing the founding fathers of Judaism in a very human, very flawed way, from the point of view of the silenced women of the Bible.

    Love, Scully

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