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The Red Tent (Tenth Anniversary Edition)
The Red Tent - Tenth Anniversary Edition
Author: Anita Diamant
A decade after the publication of this hugely popular international bestseller, Picador releases the tenth anniversary edition of The Red Tent. — Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her 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 s...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312427290
ISBN-10: 0312427298
Publication Date: 8/21/2007
Pages: 336
Edition: Reissue
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 150 ratings
Publisher: Picador
Book Type: Paperback
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CarlaG avatar reviewed The Red Tent (Tenth Anniversary Edition) on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
The Red Tent is the story of Dinah, a minor character in Old Testament scripture, who, in the Bible was supposedly raped and her brothers consequently killed the man and the rest of the men of his village. After that tragedy, Dinah is never heard from again (in the Bible). The Red Tent addresses this story from Dinah's point of view and she becomes a fully fleshed out character, along with her 4 "mothers".

Besides just a great story, I really appreciated how it took something that is usually an inconvenience to most women. It turned it into something special, treasured, and a time to celebrate being a woman, to "fellowship" if you will with other women... and ultimately feel powerful in our womanly resolve, instincts, and strength.
demiducky25 avatar reviewed The Red Tent (Tenth Anniversary Edition) on + 161 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I was really impressed with this book! It tells the story of Dinah, a woman briefly mentioned in the Bible as being the daughter of Jacob, who was raped and her brothers avenge her by killing that man and all the men from his city. Jacob is well known person from the Bible, as are many of his sons, but only that little bit is mentioned about his daughter. I love how this book gives Dinah (and consequently other women from the Bible) a clear personality and identity. Jacob's wives are given clear personalities and identities as well (some are better noted in the Bible than others). I feel that this book tried to present the life of women during biblical times as accurately as possible, showing their common bonds through various stages of life (childbirth and child-rearing, menstruation periods spent in the Red Tent, death, etc). Dinah is painted as being strong-willed and intelligent, though bound by the societal norms of the time. I honestly can't say enough about it & I fear saying too much in fear of spoiling in, so just go read it! :-)
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a great novel for the both the faith-filled and faith-less. I believe women of all walks of life will relate to the characters in this story - Jacob's wives. Although this is fiction, it does present probably the most historically accurate view so far of the women in Jacob's life. I only wish they would make this into a movie!
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Helpful Score: 3
Fascinating! Love the historical detail, drama, and story of womanhood.
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Helpful Score: 3
A very unbiblical made up account of the story of Dinah. Terrible book. If you love the Word of God and want to stay true to Scripture then this is not the book for you!
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reviewed The Red Tent (Tenth Anniversary Edition) on + 3 more book reviews
this was a wonderful book. it made me stop and think and after reading this book i really got back into reading my bible. because i knew the story heard it many time but ater reading this i then went to the bible and read it again and it helped tie all the stories together i had learned as a child and currently still studding the bible even more.