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Inside the Red Tent

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The biblical story of Dinah has often been overlooked, until Anita Diamant s The Red Tent (St. Martin s Press, 1997), that is. With equal skill and passion, Sandra Hack Polaski unravels the biblical story of Leah, Rachel, Zil pah, Bil hah, and Leah s daughter Dinah, probing aspects of The Red Tent that give us insight into the text and into the lives of women in the ancien ...more
ebook, 112 pages
Published August 3rd 2009 by Chalice Press (first published June 20th 2006)
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Sep 08, 2008 Jill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best I've ever read.
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Nov 15, 2010 Mary rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bible-study
We used this in our women's Bible Study. Good companion to the book.
Cynthia Machata
Good, but Queenmaker is better
Jennifer Schmeisser
Book club at Coldstone Creamery
Kelley Weatherly
very interesting ideas that I had never considered
Dec 13, 2012 Teeni rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting companion to The Red Tent. Interesting for some of the cultural and historical insights, but reads like a college paper.
Mar 23, 2008 Miriam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who has read "The Red Tent" and wants to know more background information.
Helpful insights into "The Red Tent" by Anita Diamant.
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Jessica Wimbley
Love how she goes into the dynamics between multiple wives and pagen rituals. It gets to feel like a lifetime movie towards the end of the book which takes away from it as a whole.
Ginny Cousin
Great read as it uncovers how women have been able to adapt and control, when they have
no control. These women were adaptable, contolling and organized.
Aug 08, 2011 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best book ever! I couldn't put it down. It changed how I view the life of women (and their men) during Biblical times. You've got to read this one!
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This book was amazing. The mix of biblical history with fiction made such a great story.
I need to read it again.
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