The rape of Dinah and the offer to the Israelites to live among the hivites tribe were of a similar nature. To possess what is not rightfully yours. Hamor sold the elders on the idea of circumcision...I can't imagine what they were thinking. The attraction of gaining their livestock Hamor's son they "coveted their neighbours goods" That was a commandment in the making!
22 But the men will agree to live with us as one people only on the condition that our males be circumcised, as they themselves are. 23 Won't their livestock, their property and all their other animals become ours? So let us agree to their terms, and they will settle among us."
They paid the price with their lives as circumcision turns to slaughter.
Breviary on the Beatitudes - Matthew 5:1-12, Kingdom NT When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the hillside and sat down. His disciples came to him. He took a deep breath, and began his...
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