The Red Tent - Study Guide My Story, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Anita Diamant
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The same day as Dinah and Jacob's adventure, Eliphaz, Esau's oldest son, arrives at the camp to let them know that Esau will be arriving before dusk. Jacob decides to take him family to welcome Esau. When the two brothers meet, Esau throws his arms around Jacob. Jacob's sons are worried at first, but then realize that Esau has moved to kiss Jacob. The rest of the camp is shocked because Esau is not angry or vengeful. The two brothers then introduce their sons and wives to one another.

Dinah meets her cousin, Tabea. Dinah admires her bracelets and the two girls exchange stories of their mothers. Tabea tells Dinah that the wives do not gather in the red tent for their periods as Dinah's mother and aunts do. Rebecca, their grandmother, hates Esau's wives because of this.

Both families prepare a large...

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