Genesis 34: Vengeful Acts of Jacob's Sons

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 33


The last part of Genesis 33 says that Jacob settled for a time in an area called Shechem. Genesis 34 tells the story of how a man named Shechem forced Dinah, Jacob’s daughter, to have sexual relations with him. This angered Dinah’s brothers. Two of them, Simeon and Levi, carried out a plan that resulted in the death of Shechem and other men of his city. Jacob was very upset about their vengeful actions.