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Way too many additions to Genesis
on January 10, 2017
I am a feminist and not a fan of how women were considered inferior and property in the Old testament times, with a big obsession on their virginity. This boom is about the hidden life of Dinah, with many made-up things. I did wonder about Dinah, and why she is never listed in the genealogies, as Jacob's only daughter. The Genesis account of Dinah's rape only lists what her brothers do, never her feelings, and how her life is ruined by their stupid pride. Schechem does rape her, but she falls for him after? And yes, what happens with her after?
I did suspect that Rachel worshipped idols in secret, as she stole them from her father, which may be why Yahweh gives her no children for a long time. Leah, however, could not have worshipped idols, because she is favoured by Yahweh. This book makes it look like it was just the god of men, and women needed their own "mother god", a very pagan and creepy one, by the way.
I wish this book was more respectful of the Bible, and not present Jewish men in such a negative light.