Wagner 2013 Genesis

Title Information

Author: Angela B. Wagner

Title: Considerations on the Politico-Juridical Proceedings of Genesis 34

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Journal: Journal for the Study of the Old Testament

Volume: 38

Issue: 2

Year: December 2013

Pages: 145-161

ISSN: 0309-0892 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1476-6728 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Cases: Offenders / Shechem - Cases: Victims / Dinah - Representations: Bible

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Author: Academia.edu

Abstract: »In recent literature regarding the narrative of Genesis 34, much attention has been given to the nature of the force of the sexual encounter between the Hivite prince, Shechem, and the daughter of Jacob, Dinah. This article, however, argues that the concern with which this aspect of the narrative has been addressed is misplaced: that the violent response of Jacob and his sons has little to do with a distinction between consensual sex and violent rape and rather with political/ethnic concerns.« [Source: Journal for the Study of the Old Testament]


  1. Introduction (p. 145)
  2. The Controversy of Genesis 34.2 (p. 148)
  3. The Legal Nature of Rape, Adultery, and Fornication in the Ancient Near East (p. 151)
  4. The Juridical Proceedings (p. 155)
  5. Conclusions (p. 160)

Wikipedia: Crime and punishment in the Bible, Dinah

Added: December 14, 2013 | Last updated: December 28, 2013