The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

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The Red Tent tells the story of the tribe of Jacob from the perspective of Dinah, Jacob’s only daughter. Through Dinah we learn about Jacob’s four wives: Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah and by extension the lives of women in biblical society. A fascinating, and beautifully written novel that retells the well known chapters of Genesis in a completely new way.

For other books based on biblical stories, check these out:

The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

The Last Temptation of Christ by Nikos Kazantzakis

The Gospel According to the Son by Norman Mailer

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