[b-hebrew] Dinah raped?
hholmyard3 at earthlink.net
Thu Jul 19 19:06:44 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.
HH:The text does not say that Dinah went to see him. She went out to see
the "daughters of the land." They might include Shechem's relatives.
> 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'.
HH: The Canaanites were sexually immoral, so they would not necessarily
see the proposition as insincere.
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