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Shechem (son of Hamor)
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.
Dictionaries
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
Shechem, Son of Hamor
Shechem, Son of Hamor Shechem, son of Hamor. A Hivite from the city of Shechem who plays a central role in a violent and strangely ambiguous tale in Genesis 34.
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
Shechem (Person)
SHECHEM (PERSON) [Heb šĕkem (שְׁכֶם‎); šekem (שֶׁכֶם)]. SHECHEMITE. 1. Hamor’s son, who raped Jacob’s daughter Dinah (Gen 34:2). After the sexual encounter Shechem came to love Dinah and wanted to marry her (v 3). He proceeded to speak feelingly to the girl to persuade her to become his wife. Dinah
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
Shechem (Person)
Shechem (Person). 1. Son of Hamor the Hivite. He raped Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, and was later killed along with his father and all the males of his town by Simeon and Levi (Gn 34; Jos 24:32).2. One of Gilead’s six sons, a descendant of Joseph through Manasseh’s line, and the founder of the Shechemite
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
Shechem
1. Son of Hamor the Hivite (Gen. 33:19; Josh. 24:32; Jgs. 9:28). His rape of Dinah infuriated her brothers and provoked them to take revenge (Gen. 34). Shechem and the men of his city were killed by Simeon and Levi. See also Shechem (city).
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
Shechem (Person)
SHECHEM (Person)1. Son of Hamor the Hivite. He raped Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, and was later killed along with his father and all the males of his town by Simeon and Levi (Gn 34; Jos 24:32).2. One of Gilead’s six sons, a descendant of Joseph through Manasseh’s line, and the founder of the Shechemite
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
Shechem
SHECHEM1. The seducer of Dinah, the daughter of Jacob (Gen 34). Son of Hamor, a Hivite prince (Gen 33:19; Jdg 9:28), he along with all the men of the town was slain by Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothers (Gen 34:25–26).2. A man of the tribe of Manasseh descended from Gilead (Num 26:31; Josh 17:2).3.
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
Shechem
SHECHEM. 1. The son of Hamor, the Hivite, prince of Shechem (Gn. 34; Jos. 24:32; Jdg. 9:28) who defiled Jacob’s daughter Dinah. 2. A descendant of Joseph’s son Manasseh (Nu. 26:31), founder of a family (Jos. 17:2). 3. Son of Shemidah, of the tribe of Manasseh (1 Ch. 7:19).4. An important town in central
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.
Shechem (Person)
Shechem (Heb. šĕḵem) (PERSON)1. A son of Hamor, Hivite prince of the Shechemites (Gen. 34:2). After raping Dinah, the daughter of Jacob and Leah, he becomes enamored with her and asks his father to arrange a marriage (Gen. 34:4). Outraged by Shechem’s violent act, as well as his desire to marry a
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
Shechem
SHECHEM1. The son of Hamor. Shechem raped Jacob’s daughter Dinah (Gen 34:2). After the crime, Shechem fell in love with Dinah and asked to marry her (Gen 34:3). The union was agreed to on the condition that Shechem and the men of the town accept circumcision. They thought that was a small price to pay
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.
Shechem
She´chem (back or shoulder).1. An important city in central Palestine, in the valley between mounts Ebal and Gerizim, 34 miles north of Jerusalem and 7 miles southeast of Samaria. Its present name, Nablûs, is a corruption of Neapolis, which succeeded the more ancient Shechem, and received its new name
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