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Her name is Dinah In the Bible her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that are about her father Jacob and his dozen sons Told in Dinah's voice this novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood—the world of the red tent It begins with the story of her mothers—Leah Rachel Zilpah and Bilhah—the four wives of Jacob They love Dinah and give her gifts that sustain her through a hard working youth 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 with a valuable achievement in modern fiction a new view of biblical women's society


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    The Red Tent is very loosely based on the story of Dinah in Genesis and it is a book that is very easy to read Dinah's tale is one that deserves fleshing out in the Bible it is an interesting though undeveloped and uncertain chronicle The author does a fairly decent job of developing her female characters but her male characters are largely flat stereotypical and unnecessarily negative In the Bible the characters of Jacob and Joseph are well rounded they are humans with both faults and virtues moments of greatness and of pettiness In Diamant’s novel we largely see only one side to these men the downside We never get any sense that they are worth caring about that there is any emotion within in them that we as readers can relate to The narrator states that Jacob was devastated by Joseph's reported death but we have no reason to believe it since the author has neither developed nor depicted any love or affection between them Although Diamant seems to be developing something interesting in the nature of Judah she quickly drops the matterThe author unnecessarily I believe alters some segments of the Biblical narrative She even suggests that the significant divine naming of Israel a true milestone in the Jewish story was nothing than Jacob's cowardly choice to change his name so as not to be associated with the slaughter in Schechem When Rachel steals her father's household idol in the novel Jacob seems both to know and yet not to care at least for a long time In the Bible however he thinks no one among him has taken it and he basically says If anyone took it let him die in effect unknowingly cursing his beloved wife who does die later in childbirth Had Diamant not altered this point it might have made for some wonderful pathos in the novel Despite being written by a Jewish author The Red Tent is in many ways an expression of a growingly popular modern neo paganism which incorporates the myth of the universal goddessMother feminist ideology and a sort of bodyself worship I don't complain that Anita Diamant made some of the characters pagan it is clear from the Bible that many early pre Israelites were and of course the Israelites themselves were always sliding back to idol worship But in The Red Tent Jacob appears to be the only monotheist in the world and even his monotheism is on shaky grounds What is polytheism almost seems to be portrayed as a healthy feminine alternative to the somewhat deranged patriarchal religion of Jacob's fathers an idea that does not comport too well with the actual historical treatment of women in cultures that embrace polytheism and goddess worship