[b-hebrew] Dinah raped?

Harold Holmyard hholmyard3 at earthlink.net
Thu Jul 19 19:06:44 EDT 2007


Dear James,
> 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.

Yours,
Harold Holmyard



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