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Dinah
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The seventh child of Leah and Jacob (Gen 30:21; 34:1). Jacob’s daughter, who leaves her father’s house to mingle with the women of the Canaanite city where Jacob and his family temporarily settle on their way to Bethel (Gen 34:1–31; see also Gen 12:6). While there, Dinah is “taken” (often translated “raped”) by Shechem, the prince of the city (Gen 34:1–31). Dinah’s brothers, Simeon and Levi, see this as a defilement their sister and execute revenge on Shechem and his clan.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Dinah, Daughter of Jacob
Dinah, Daughter of Jacob (דִּינָה‎, dinah). The seventh child of Leah and Jacob (Gen 30:21; 34:1). Jacob’s daughter, who leaves her father’s house to mingle with the women of the Canaanite city where Jacob and his family temporarily settle on their way to Bethel (Gen 34:1–31; see also Gen 12:6). While
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Dinah (Person)
DINAH (PERSON) [Heb dı̂nâ (דִּינָה)]. Daughter of the patriarch Jacob. She is the only female descendant mentioned in the Genesis account of Jacob and his 12 sons (but cf. Gen 46:15, which mentions both Dinah and daughters [plural] of Jacob). Announcement of Dinah’s birth (Gen 30:21) stands out in the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Dinah
Dinah. Daughter born to Jacob and Leah (Gn 30:21), whose name means “judgment.” Living with her family in Shechem, a Canaanite city (Gn 33:18), Dinah went out to visit some neighboring pagan women (Gn 34:1). Shechem, the Hivite prince of the area, saw her and, while Dinah’s brothers were away in the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dinah
Dinah dīʹmən [Heb. dînâ—‘justice’?] (Gen. 30:20; 34; 46:15). The daughter of Jacob and Leah, full sister of Simeon and Levi. Her violation by Shechem son of Hamor caused her brothers to engage in an act of treachery which made them “odious” to the Canaanites (Gen. 34:30): after inducing the Shechemites
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Dinah
DINAH Daughter born to Jacob and Leah (Gn 30:21), whose name means “judgment.” Living with her family at Shechem, a Canaanite city (33:18), Dinah went in to visit some neighboring pagan women (34:1). Shechem, the Hivite prince of the area, saw her and, while Dinah’s brothers were away in the fields tending
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Dinah
Dinah (di´nuh), Jacob’s daughter by Leah (Gen. 30:21; 46:15). In an account in Gen. 34, she is raped by Shechem the Hivite, who then falls in love with her and wants to marry her. Her brothers Simeon and Levi are outraged by the assault as well as by the proposed merger of Hebrews and Schechemites, and
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Dinah
DINAH. The daughter of Jacob and his wife Leah (Gen 30:21). While going unescorted to visit with Canaanite girl friends she was raped by Shechem, son of Hamor the Hivite (Gen 34:2). Later the attacker wanted to take her in honorable marriage, and to this her brothers agreed, provided the Hivites would
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Dinah
DINAH (Heb. dînâ, ‘judgment’ or ‘judged’). Daughter of Jacob by Leah (Gn. 30:21; 46:15). While Jacob was encamped near Shechem, Dinah went out to visit the local womenfolk (Gn. 34); however, Shechem, son of Hamor, Hivite prince of Shechem, was attracted to her, apparently forced himself upon her, and
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Dinah
Dinah (Heb. dɩ̂nâ)Only daughter of the patriarch Jacob, by his wife Leah. The name is derived from Heb. dɩ̂n, “judgment” or “justice.” In Gen. 34 Dinah is raped by Shechem, who promptly falls in love with her. Eager to marry Dinah, Shechem begs his father Hamor to negotiate marriage terms with Jacob.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dinah
Dinah [dīˊnə] (Heb. dînâ, possibly “justice”). The only daughter of Jacob and his wife Leah, born in Paddan-aram (Gen. 30:21; 46:15). The Genesis narrative mentions little about her life beyond the unvarnished account of her dishonoring by Shechem, the son of Hamor, the chief of the region (Gen.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Dinah
DINAH The daughter of Jacob and Leah (Gen 30:21; 46:15). She was raped by Shechem, son of Hamor, a Hivite who used the incident as a pretext for negotiating with Jacob for his marriage to Dinah. Jacob consented but demanded that the men of Shechem undergo circumcision. While the male inhabitants were
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Dinah
Di´nah (judged, acquitted), the daughter of Jacob by Leah. Gen. 30:21. (b.c. about 1751.) She accompanied her father from Mesopotamia to Canaan, and, having ventured among the inhabitants, was violated by Shechem the son of Hamor, the chieftain of the territory in which her father had settled. Gen. 34.
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