What is Dinah's Daughters and where does it originate?
Dinah was the daughter of Jacob and Leah, in the Bible. Jacob had 12 sons with his two wives, Leah and Rachael, but only one daughter - Dinah.
Jacob and his only brother Esau were estranged as young men, some years later they are reconciled and Jacob moves with his family to be near Esau. Shortly after arriving in the land, Dinah decides she wants to go into the land and get to know the women of the land. Unwisely, she travels alone, a prince in the land sees her and desires her, so he rapes her. After the rape he now decides he loves her and wants to marry her. What a predicament, she had been violated and would now be considered by any other man to be damaged goods, so her only solution was to be married to the man who raped her?? Wow, talk about abuse! Her father thinks this is a reasonable solution, crazy!!! Her brothers decide to take revenge, but note, it was not because they were so concerned for Dinah and her hurt, but rather because they were angry that this prince thought he could take whatever he wanted that belonged to them. Yes, belonged, because that is how they viewed her, as property. They take their revenge and prove their point, but nothing more is heard of Dinah, what happened to her? Was she forgotten? Didn't God care? Yes He did care, that's why her story is told in His book, so she would be remembered by all generations, so that others would be inspired by her story to reach out and touch the lives of the "forgotten women". We have heard the cry of Dinah's heart, Dinah's story and from this sprang Dinah's Daughters.
God says..."I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands" Isa. 49:15b-16