"Judged", "Vindicated." A daughter of Jacob by Leah, and sister of Simeon and Levi.1 She was seduced by Shechem, the son of Hamor, the Hivite chief, when Jacob's camp was in the neighborhood of Shechem. This led to the terrible revenge of Simeon and Levi in putting the Shechemites to death.2 Jacob makes frequent reference to this deed of blood with abhorrence and regret.3 Dinah is mentioned among the rest of Jacob's family that went down into Egypt.4



  1. Gen. 30:21.
  2. Gen. 34.
  3. Gen. 34:30; 49:5-7.
  4. Gen. 46:8, 15.


  • Easton, M.G. (1897). Easton's Bible Dictionary. New York: Harper & Brothers.

This article incorporates text from Easton’s Bible Dictionary (1897) by M.G. Easton, which is in the public domain.