She closes with a Jewish blessing. Following his sons' slaughter of Dinah's husband and father-in-law a horrified Jacob insists the family moves away quickly but the pregnant Dinah, blaming Jacob's arrogance for the murders, remains and is taken to Thebes in Egypt by queen Re-Nefer, where her brother is Pharaoh. As she observes the changing landscape, the rivers, and the other travelers, she learns that her mothers are no longer the center of the universe and her brothers are not the only men, and she enters adolescence. And she throws hissy fits. After several days, Dinah becomes accustomed to traveling. Remember, the boy is technically Re-nefer's child. It takes them a while, because they can't agree on a contract.
Laban also throws in Bilhah as a possible concubine, as Rachel would be the dowered wife. Shortly after, they learn that Jacob is dying and wishes to see all of his children. This section contains 711 words approx. She drinks wine and wears an embroidered veil. Meanwhile, their fortunes failing, Joseph's jealous elder brothers make money by selling Joseph to Egyptian slavers, news of which reaches Dinah. He never calls her to his bed again.
Jacob and his family eat a quick morning meal and set off without saying goodbye to Laban, who has remained in town to drink and has not returned as promised. When Jacob arrives in their camp, Leah finds that she is also attracted to him. Dinah tries to flee with her son but is caught and beaten into obedience. Jacob asks Laban for permission to marry Rachel, offering his service to Laban in exchange. She tells him that their magic has been turned against him and Laban leaves the tent.
The person summoning her is her son Ra-Mose and the vizier turns out to be her brother Joseph. While many people are scared to look her in the eyes, they admire her ability to cook and tend to Laban's household. Jacob now has four wives and ten sons. She's not as beautiful as Rachel, but she's tall and strong. There's a horrible storm on the way that nearly shipwrecks them, but they survive the journey.
Rachel is presented as more of a spoiled child than a beautiful and deserving wife-to-be. While Zilpah wishes to be an oracle, she only has one great vision: that of Leah birthing eight children. Bilhah goes to his tent that very night and returns the next day no longer a maiden but not a true bride of Jacob. That really pains Jacob, because he's never circumcised a baby before—and now he has to circumcise his first son. After settling near the city of , Dinah and Rachel are called to the palace to assist at a birth. He used to grope his female children; then Adah, his wife, beat the snot out of him when she found out. Overhearing their talk, Ra-Mose erroneously thinks that Joseph took part in his father's murder, and attempts to kill him before Dinah convinces him of his mistake.
Whilst not unhappy with the switch Jacob uses it to force Laban to give him Rachel and her sisters Bilhah and Zilpah as further wives, a mutually satisfactory arrangement. This is also the goddess that Inna told Dinah about. As he recovers, his fears of his brother grow even stronger and he can speak of nothing else. As a youngster Jacob comes to work as a shepherd for brutish uncle Laban and is to marry his older daughter Rachel, but she is nervous and gets Leah to take her place. Fear grows within him, and he begins to worry that Esau will not embrace him and his family when they appear but will slaughter them instead. After three days and three nights, the baby turns. She's right, however, about Leah's pomegranate predicting how many kids she'll have—there were eight seeds, meaning there will be eight children.
Preparations begin for dismantling the camp and packing provisions for the journey. Summary: Part One, Chapter 1 As the narrative begins, Dinah describes how her mothers first met her father Jacob. Airing over two nights, the all-star cast includes. After Joseph's wife has given birth to a boy, Ra-Mose begs his mother for forgiveness and asks Dinah to tell him the history of her family. Part Two, Chapters 1—2 Summary: Chapter 1 Dinah and Joseph play together often, but, with few other girls in the camp, Dinah spends the majority of her time with her mothers. Rachel decides to do it.
The rend tent is a place reserved for women while they menstruate or bear children. Though girls are not allowed in the red tent until they are women, they bring Dinah in with them. He isn't at all surprised to see Leah behind the veil. Rachel is a talented midwife and takes her niece as apprentice. The women have kept alive their unbeknownst to their Israelite husbands, managing to keep this secret since men are not allowed in the Red Tent. She is at the beck and call of an abusive husband and living at a time where she has no recourse for his actions.
Laban wanted a boy all his life, but he only had girls. The next morning, they each cross the river, guiding the animals. One day, Ruti comes to Leah and throws herself at her feet. Though he is to marry Rachel, it's obvious to Leah that he loves her, too. They come to a wide river. Leah realizes she has become pregnant again and asks Rachel to help her miscarry as Ruti did. All the men of the tribe feel insulted and dishonored.