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HEBREW: 1783 hnyd Diynah
NAVE: Dinah
EBD: Dinah
Dildah | Dilean | Diligence | Diminish | Dimnah | Dinah | Dinaites | Dine | Dinhabah | Dinner | Dionysia


In Bible versions:

daughter of Jacob and Leah

judgment; who judges
Arts Topics: Dinah and the Shechemites


Strongs #01783: hnyd Diynah

Dinah = "judgment"

1) daughter of Jacob by Leah, full sister of Simeon and Levi

1783 Diynah dee-naw'

fem. of 1779; justice; Dinah, the daughter of Jacob:-Dinah.
see HEBREW for 01779

Dinah [EBD]

judged; vindicated, daughter of Jacob by Leah, and sister of Simeon and Levi (Gen. 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 (Gen. 34). Jacob makes frequent reference to this deed of blood with abhorrence and regret (Gen. 34:30; 49:5-7). She is mentioned among the rest of Jacob's family that went down into Egypt (Gen. 46:8, 15).

Dinah [NAVE]

Daughter of Jacob and Leah, Gen. 30:21.
Ravishment of, Gen. 34.


(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. Gen. 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.


DINAH - 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 (Gen 34:1-31). The political elements of the story (compare Gen 34:21-23 and 30) suggest a tribal rather than a personal significance for the narrative.

Nathan Isaacs

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