Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Dinah

Jacob had a son named Dan, and that would be the logical D topic for today, but I have decided to save Dan's story for later in the month.

The Bible tells us Jacob's only daughter, Dinah, was born to Leah after Rachel bargained the mandrakes for sex with Jacob.  (See the cheat sheet).   She had six full blooded brothers when she was born and four half brothers.  The only girl born into a dysfunctional family with ten older brothers.

Girls then, as in some countries now, were not valued.  It was more honorable to have a son.  This is proven in the record of Dinah's birth.  There is no statement as to what her name means or what her mother said when she was born.  Neither is there anything recorded as to what her father or Moses said to her or about her before they died.

On the surface, it looks like her life really didn't matter to anyone.

But it did.  And her life and the events of her life effected two of her brothers and their relationship with their father and you will learn more about those events later this month

Until then,

Peace,

Ronda

Genesis 30; 34 for Dinah's story.




9 comments:

  1. In many tribes/cultures, women's lives and a girl baby's birth are still not celebrated. Here from the A-Z and enjoyed reading

    Best,
    Nilanjana
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. It's hard to believe the value of women is still zero to many. I'm so glad you stopped in. Your poetry is awesome!

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  2. I didn't know much about this story. It is so sad to think that after all those boys a mom and dad wouldn't celebrate a sweet baby girl. Perhaps they did in private.
    What a great A-Z theme!

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    1. It is sad, isn't it? Hard for us to relate to. Thanks for stopping in!

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  3. I enjoyed the book The Red Tent which told a fictional account of Dinah's story.

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    1. Yes, I had forgotten about that book! I read it a long time ago, maybe that's why her life sticks in my brain. Thanks for dropping by!

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  4. You are so right the women may not have mattered to the men but God throughout the Bible gives women places of honor.
    Im blogging from Fill the cracks and Moondustwriter's Blog. Happy A to Zing!

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    1. Nice to meet you! I'm looking forward to writing about how loved by God women truly are!

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  5. People don't realize how much Christ Jesus himself did to advance the place of women while He walked the earth. I remember a lot of Dinah's story, but I'm not going to be a spoiler. ;)
    Revisit the Tender Years with me during the #AtoZChallenge at Life & Faith in Caneyhead!

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