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Dinah

di'-na (judgment; who judges, acquitted, justice, vindicated)
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Jacob, Leah, Levi, Shechem, Simeon
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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 ).

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Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names

judgment; who judges

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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 their city.

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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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