Tag Archives: Rachel

Anita Diamant: The Red Tent

The Red Tent tells the story of Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, who appears briefly to be ‘taken and defiled’ in Genesis 34 and is never mentioned again. http://rcm-uk.amazon.co.uk/e/cm?t=thek-21&o=2&p=8&l=as1&asins=0330487965&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr The novel is by Anita Diamant, an American writer who has … Continue reading

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Genesis 34-36; massacres, cheating and the slow delineation of the People of Israel

Chapter 34 starts very interestingly with the brief story of Dinah. I had wanted to combine writing about this with the novel The Red Tent, but Genesis has bowled along a lot quicker than I expected, so I’ll have to … Continue reading

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Genesis 25-33: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob

Despite his advanced age, Abraham somehow manages to remarry after the death of Sarah, and fathers yet more children (as if the first two hadn’t resulted in enough troubles). Fortunately – since there’s quite enough internecine bloodshed in this book … Continue reading

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Genesis 30 to 31: Handmaids, Catfights and Good Fences

Genesis 30 Catfight between the sisters! Rachel, the one Jacob wanted from the get-go, can’t get going with the pregnancy thing.   Verse 3 “And she said, Behold my maid Billah, go in unto her,and she shall bear upon my … Continue reading

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