Easton's Bible Dictionary
judged; vindicated, Daughter of Jacob by Leah, and sister
of Simeon and Levi ( Genesis 30:21 ). She was seduced by Shechem, the son of Hamor,
the Hivite chief, when Jacob's camp was in the neighbourhood of Shechem. This
led to the terrible revenge of Simeon and Levi in putting the Shechemites to death
( Genesis 34 ). Jacob makes frequent reference to this deed of blood with abhorrence
and regret ( Genesis 34:30 ; 49:5 - 7 ). She is mentioned among the rest of Jacob's
family that went down into Egypt ( Genesis 46:8 , 46:15 ).
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
judgment; who judges
Smith's Bible Dictionary
(judged, acquitted), The daughter of Jacob by Leah. (
Genesis 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.
Genesis 34. Shechem proposed to make the usual reparation by paying a sum to the
father and marrying her. ( Genesis 34:12 ) This proposal was accepted, the sons
of Jacob demanding, as a condition of the proposed union, the circumcision of
the Shechemites. They therefore assented; and on the third day, when the pain
and fever resulting from the operation were at the highest, Simeon and Levi, own
brothers of Dinah, attacked them unexpectedly, slew all the males, and plundered
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
di'-na (dinah, "justice"):
The daughter of Jacob and Leah, whose violation by Shechem, son of Hamor, caused
her brothers, especially Simeon and Levi, to slay the inhabitants of Shechem,
although they had induced the Shechemites to believe, if they would submit to
circumcision, Shechem, the most honored of all the house of his father, would
be permitted to have the maiden to whom his soul clave for wife (Genesis 34:1-31).
The political elements of the story (compare Genesis 34:21-23; 30) suggest a tribal
rather than a personal significance for the narrative.
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