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Conclusions

Caroline Blyth

in The Narrative of Rape in Genesis 34: Interpreting Dinah's Silence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589456
eISBN:
9780191594571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589456.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In the conclusion, the author reiterates the insidious influence of rape myths within ancient and contemporary culture. These myths only serve to ensure that rape survivors are consistently denied ... More


‘She asked for it’

Caroline Blyth

in The Narrative of Rape in Genesis 34: Interpreting Dinah's Silence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589456
eISBN:
9780191594571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589456.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on the myth of rape victim precipitation, which suggests that rape victims may be to blame for their own rape. After considering the ramifications of this myth for contemporary ... More


Rape or Seduction?

Caroline Blyth

in The Narrative of Rape in Genesis 34: Interpreting Dinah's Silence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589456
eISBN:
9780191594571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589456.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on the common cultural myth that rape is little more than an outplaying of normative sexuality, where the dominant male pursues and conquers the typically reluctant female. The ... More


The ‘Real’ Victim of Rape

Caroline Blyth

in The Narrative of Rape in Genesis 34: Interpreting Dinah's Silence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589456
eISBN:
9780191594571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589456.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the cultural myth that rape victims are ‘damaged’ or ‘defiled’ by their assault. The author suggests that the origin of this myth lies in age‐old ideologies that regard women as ... More


The Narrative of Rape in Genesis 34: Interpreting Dinah's Silence

Caroline Blyth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589456
eISBN:
9780191594571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589456.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In this book, the author takes a journey through both biblical and contemporary cultures, contemplating the commonality and diversity of rape survivors' experiences across space and time. In ... More


‘Not your typical rapist’

Caroline Blyth

in The Narrative of Rape in Genesis 34: Interpreting Dinah's Silence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589456
eISBN:
9780191594571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589456.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter considers the myths and misperceptions surrounding rapists, including the belief that ‘men just can't help themselves’ and the false stereotypical images of the ‘archetypal’ rapist. ... More


Introduction

Caroline Blyth

in The Narrative of Rape in Genesis 34: Interpreting Dinah's Silence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589456
eISBN:
9780191594571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589456.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter introduces the reader to Dinah, a literary victim of sexual violence, whose story is told in the narrative of Genesis 34. The author raises the issue of Dinah's silence within this ... More


Uncircumcised and Circumcised Gentiles in the Hebrew Bible

Matthew Thiessen

in Contesting Conversion: Genealogy, Circumcision, and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Christianity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793563
eISBN:
9780199914456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793563.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Chapter Two builds upon the conclusions of Chapter One, arguing that no passage in the Hebrew Bible suggests that non-Israelites can become Israelites through circumcision. While the Hebrew Bible ... More


Sexual Pollution of Women

Eve Levavi Feinstein

in Sexual Pollution in the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199395545
eISBN:
9780199395569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199395545.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This chapter surveys passages in the Hebrew Bible that characterize females as polluted by particular sexual pairings. These texts include the rite of the suspected adulteress (Numbers 5:11-31), ... More


The Father and his Daughter

Johanna Stiebert

in Fathers and Daughters in the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673827
eISBN:
9780191752025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673827.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

The chapter begins by detailing significant denotations and connotations of the primary Hebrew words for ‘father’ and ‘daughter’. Following on from this, intra-family bonds between parents, parents ... More


The Edges of Consent: Dinah, Tamar, and Lot’s Daughters

Rhiannon Graybill

in Texts after Terror: Rape, Sexual Violence, and the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190082314
eISBN:
9780190082345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190082314.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The notion of consent plays a key role in many analyses of sexual violence, in both the biblical text and the contemporary world. However, consent is both insufficient and insufficiently feminist as ... More


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