The Red Tent Setting & Symbolism

Anita Diamant
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The Red Tent

The red tent is where women of Rebecca's family spend the three days of their periods. Here, they rest, eat, and celebrate their fertility. No men are allowed in the red tent.

Canaan

Canaan is the name of Jacob's childhood home. Rebecca and Isaac still live there.

Mamre

Mamre is where Rebecca lives in Canaan.

Haran

Haran is the name of Leah, Rachel, Bilhah, and Zilpah's homeland. They live there with their father, Laban, until Jacob arrives.

Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings is the city where Dinah and Meryt move to live with Meryt's son. There, Dinah meets Benia again.

Thebes

Thebes is the city in Egypt that Re-nefer and Dinah flee to after the slaughter at Shechem.

Memphis

Memphis is the city where Re-mose goes to study.

Teraphim

Teraphim refer to small statues that represent gods. They are essentially small idols...

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