Bible studies for writers

Bible studies for writers | Genesis 34

“But why should we let him treat our sister like a prostitute?”, they retorted angrily. That’s how my version (NLT) of Chapter 34 concludes anyway. Looks like we’ve got ourselves some antiheroes here and another cliffhanger. Only this time, we’re awaiting God’s response because the battle already has been fought. This also is the time, though, that we kind of secretly cheer for Dinah’s brothers, Simeon and Levi, who swooped in to defend their sister’s honor. And her other brothers may have missed the battle, but they helped in completely desecrating the town. Woo hoo! Take that, self-entitled, spoiled rotten, rapist jerk and daddy dearest, too! Ok, that was a bit much, but didn’t you feel it a little? I was envisioning the action movie – not liking the blood and guts – but loving the thrill of the moment and the significance of the action. Jacob doesn’t approve, for certain, but will God? We’ll just have to wait and see.

Writing prompt: the antihero

In college (British Literature, maybe?), we had to write a research paper about antiheroes. I chose Hannabal Lector. Ooooh. Just typing it gives me the creeps, but in all those movies, for some reason, I wanted him to be free! Who’s your favorite antihero? Write 500 words about that person, and discover why you can’t help but cheer him or her on!


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