[b-hebrew] Dinah raped?

JAMES CHRISTIAN READ JCR128 at student.anglia.ac.uk
Thu Jul 19 16:00:16 EDT 2007


Hi Micheal,

this is something I've thought about before in the past.
There doesn't seem to be any linguistic evidence that I've 
seen that indicates any element of force. Dinah went to 
see him. Not him to Dinah. Also it would take an incredibly
stupid bloke, when approached by a recently victim's brother, 
that would believe the proposition 'If you cut your foreskin
off I'll let you marry my sister'.

All things considered the context does seem to indicate 
that Dinah was likely just as willing, although, being 
Isreal's daughter it is easy to understand why we would 
like to believe that Dinah was not a willing party to 
the event.




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