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Chapter Summaries: Genesis Chapter 34 Summary

Welcome to Genesis chapter 34 summary. Graphic chapter alert, graphic chapter alert! Jacob’s family settled in Shechem and Jacob’s daughter Dinah began to friend the daughters of the land. In this, she met a young man name Hamor the Hivite prince.

When he saw her, he demanded to be with her. In his love and lusty zeal, he ravished her and oppressed with her. This is a nice way to say he raped her. Although he “loved” Dinah, he abusively loved her and commanded his dad to get her to be his wife. Jacob and his sons heard Dinah was defiled and ravished.

They were angered, to say the least. The families came together to discuss marriage agreements. Jacob honored them, but his sons did not. They forced the Hivites to circumcise their male sons in order for the deal to go through. The Hivites agreed for their son, Hamor’s, sake.

Genesis Chapter 34 Summary

However, the sons of Jacob were being deceptive. They planned to attack when the Hivite men circumcised themselves. Simeon and Levi, the brothers to Dinah would take full vengeful action. They came in boldly and slew all the males and took Dinah out of their house.

It was violent, it was bad, and it was harsh. Jacob did not like what his sons did at all and worried the Canaanites would come in and destroy him. However, his brothers could not live with anyone dealing with their sister like she was a whore.

This is the summary of Genesis chapter 34!

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  1. ” WHY DID GOD ” HONOR-JACOB ” SOOO…MUCH WHEN ” JACOB/ ” ISRAEL” WAS A DECEIVER” FROM THE BEGINNING….” BUT WAS ” MORe-RIGHTEOUS IN THE END OF LIFE? ”
    . ” NEED ” CLARITY ” FOR THIS QUESTION/ ” H-E-L-P! “

    • Greetings Linda,

      This is a good question that I wish there were more scriptural support to answer. We only know that his name is often associated with meaning “deceiver” which may or may not be true. We also know he began his “deception” when his mother demanded him to play as if he was Esau, his brother (for the blessings).

      He was not a deceiver from the beginning, but he was sly! Sly is cunning, clever, tricky, but not in a malicious way as was done when he received the birthright blessings from his father. He was wily when he asked his brother for the birthright, but Esau didn’t have to accept the terms (red pottage). 

      God had a covenant with Abraham and Isaac; Isaac had two sons, Esau and Jacob. The covenant would continue through one of them; Esau must have proven to be indifferent regarding his delight, praise, and worship of the LORD Almighty. Obviously, Jacob was not.
      Read their stories again in Genesis 26 & 27 and you’ll find Jacob deceived at his mother’s zealous request!

      I pray this helps!

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