The Sense of Justice – Part 2

In those days after what happened to Dina, discussions on this matter were conducted and the city of Shechem agreed to the idea that they could now marry from Jacob’s family on the condition that all the men in the city of Shechem would have to be circumcised. The idea of intermarrying with the people of Shechem did not seat well with Dina’s brothers Simeon and Levi. They wanted instance justice although that was not the wisest thing to do.

In Genesis 34:27 the Bible says, “The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister” (KJV). These men killed all the men in that city and that included Shechem and his father Hamor. This was just three days after the men of Shechem were circumcised and there was no way they could have fought back. This was a well-organized plan because at that particular time the men were more vulnerable since it was just three days after their circumcision. This was a massacre in its truest sense and it bothered their father Jacob.

This is really what revealed Jacob’s fears. In Genesis 34:30 the Bible says, ”And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house” (KJV) Jacob’s fears where real fears.

This shows that Dina also must have had real fears like her father, but Simeon and Levi were not intimidated by anything. Dina’s brothers dealt with the issue in the way they thought was the best. There was no wisdom in it, but they thought of doing something about it. They wanted the sense of justice and in their own way, they found justice.


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