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

Caroline Blyth


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 particular, the book evaluates the insidious and pervasive influences of the cultural myths and misperceptions surrounding sexual violence, which have long served to deny rape survivors a voice with which to relate their narrative of suffering. The author examines whether such ‘rape myths’ are likewise given voice within the biblical text of Genesis 34, where we encounter Dinah, a voiceless literary victim ... More

Keywords: rape, rape survivors, rape myths, Dinah, Genesis 34, sexual violence, literary narrative, silence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199589456
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589456.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Caroline Blyth, author
University of Edinburgh