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Why is Dinah’s story in the Bible?

One of the reasons I loved reading The Red Tent was to imagine the woman behind what is a brusque biblical narrative. The women of the Bible are intriguing, so often mentioned as footnotes in a broader narrative. Some might say that’s because the story is patriarchal, that we’re missing […]

The Red Tent: Book Review

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant was recommended by a friend who’s lived in the Middle East for many years and by Bei-En. It’s a fictional account of the life of Dinah, the only daughter of Jacob. I’m a bit suspicious of Bible stories re-told as fiction but I enjoyed […]


We’ve just arrived back from 10 days on the Mornington Peninsula, thanks to a generous friend from church who lent us her family’s holiday house. Hence the lack of blogtivity! It’s the first real holiday we’ve had in years. Trips to Europe and Africa are exciting and spending time with […]