The Red Tent
The Torah (Genesis 34) tells us that Dina, Jacob's only daughter, is forcibly taken and raped by a powerful prince. Her brothers, unbeknown to their father, free her in a surgically planned guerilla strike.
In the surprising best-selling book, "The Red Tent" by Anita Diamant, it appears that "no" may very well mean, "yes." Diamant retells the story as the blending of two cultures and the desire of a woman to find love at any cost. Dina was not raped, says the author of "The Red Tent." Rather, she eloped and intermarried, throwing caution to the wind, allowing herself to be swept off her feet, guided by her heart and her love.
Sounds real interesting. I'ma check that out next time I pass a Mom-&-Pop bookstore.
the story was that when jacob and his family were travelling they came upon a land where they could rest. the prince you mention was actually the son of a noble, a governor or something like that. he allowed jacob to dwell in his land provided that jacob and his family join him in a feast and form an alliance. jacob hesitated but then agreed since he saw his family was in need of much rest. at the feast, the son of the governor wanted dinah and with the help of his sister got her drunk, alone in the sister's bedroom and raped her. after dinah's jacob and her brothers found out, they wanted to kill the man but the governor instead offered that they be married. jacob agreed, the brothers thought that bringing shame upon their sister was to bring shame on them and they conspired and that night slaughtered all of the governor's guards, the governor, his son and his daughter. jacob was, of course, pissed and they packed up and moved.
imma check it out too since i like revisionist theories.
But seagulls? Why seagulls? Seagulls are bloody stupid birds.
Look daddy. The boats are swimming on the water...