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They waited until the city was quiet after all men had gone under the knife. They killed the king and his son, the son having defiled their sister, and they went on to kill all the males in the entire city. I assume it was revenge for one rape - as bad as rape is, they overdid it.
Then they took all the animals and goods out of the city as plunder. I do not like the way they did that. The prince had admitted his transgression and Dinah
would have been a princess, even queen one day. What does she have now? Her husband-to-be is dead and she may end up having a child who would grow up with no father.
If you feel that killing every male is the solution, why did you agree to, and even impose, rules of engagement in order to become part of the community in Shechem. Going back on deals is not a good thing for any man to do in my opinion.
Last week was a long reading. This one has a lot going on in a short reading. I try to keep the topics in bite sized portions when posting. Comment if you like.
On the third day, when they were sore, two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, took their swords and came against the city while it felt secure and killed all the males. They killed Hamor and his son Shechem with the sword and took Dinah out of Shechem's house and went away. The sons of Jacob came upon the slain and plundered the city, because they had defiled their sister.
The story continues next week as Jacob hears about it...
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