In this modern classic interpretation of the biblical story of Dinah, Anita Diamant imagines the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood--the world of The Red Tent, a New York Times bestseller and the basis of the A&E/Lifetime mini-series.
Twentieth Anniversary Edition
In the Bible, Dinah's life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that tell of her father, Jacob, and his twelve sons.
The Red Tent begins with the story of the mothers--Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah--the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that sustain her through childhood, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah's story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history and creates an intimate connection with the past.
Deeply affecting, The Red Tent combines rich storytelling and the valuable achievement of presenting a new view of biblical women's lives.
This is based on a person mentioned in the Bible. It is not totally Biblical. It was a great story and very well written. Lots of description of what life may have been like for women back in those days.
If you are thinking of downloading this book. Do it NOW!! It was superbly narrated. The details of the story brought you into the time and the place where the author wanted. It will be hard to top this book.
My favorite book EVER!
My favorite book EVER! I love the way the Diamant describes the individual stories of her four "mothers" and their relationship to Dina. Its an incredible tale of "womanhood" during biblical times.