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Studying Genesis in the series Lesson 10, may the Holy Spirit be the speaker to your heart.

The Topic today is: "The Violation of Dinah".

The Opening Hymn will be 229 "Spirit of the Living God"

The Sabbath School Quarterly, downloadable from in the Teacher's Edition is on page 127 and for the laymen edition or Standard Edition, on page 83.

The site allows anyone, anywhere to read the lesson in their own language. Choose your own language to see God speaking also to your heart.

---Dr. Doukhan outlines the problems with the violation of Dinah and his sons reaction to it.

---Jacob wanted to seek peace with everyone around him.

---He settled in Shalem meaning peace/safely.

---Despite the trouble of the land Jacob was more concerned that the countermeasures of his sons would cause the Canaanites to want to kill him and his immediate family (Genesis 34:30)

---Dr. Doukhan felt that the "old man of sin" surfaced up on the human nature of Jacob.

---A number of wrong people got together to construct the outcome of this chapter.

---Dinah should not have gone out of her father's house to look for the daughters of the Canaanites, Amorites. It is like Eve wandering away from Adam.

---Where are her brothers? She passed them in the field.

---Hamor could not humble her before he spoke to the family (Genesis 34:2).

---The solution of the sons of Jacob? Be baptized and then you marry. But circumcision involved also a heart change to be always remembered and cultivated.

---Shechem and his friends wanted circumcision with alterior motives (Genesis 34:23). Gain and greediness. A "take over" of control shadow in the relationship.

---Jacob was "grief and abhorence ...regarded their bloody deed" EGW in PP, 205.

---Also the Egyptians had circumcision (Keil Commentary on Genesis 1885: 314). The murder was by Simeon and Levi but the plundering by the rest. Keil felt all of them did. Delitzsch felt Simeon, Levi and Reuben were excluded "they went out".

---No says Keil to Delitzsch, this is not out of town. It is just out of the house. Joseph would not have been included in this act. He was only 5 years old. Too young.