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Dinah

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(di' nah) Personal name meaning, “justice” or “artistically formed.” The daughter of Jacob and Leah (Genesis 30:21 ). According to Genesis 34:1 , she was sexually assaulted by a man named Shechem, who wished to marry her. Simeon and Levi, her brothers, took revenge by killing the male residents of the city of Shechem. See Jacob ; Leah ; Shechem; Patriarchs.


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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Dinah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/d/dinah.html. 1991.

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Thursday, October 17th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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