The Red Tent (2014)

The Red Tent 2014Artfully chronicling the Old Testament history of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, this two-part miniseries envisions the turbulent world of the ancient Holy Land through the eyes of Jacob’s four wives and his headstrong daughter, Dinah.

cast:  Minnie Driver, Morena Baccarin, Rebecca Ferguson, Iain Glen, Will Tudor, Debra Winger

 

Book:      The Red Tent is a novel by Anita Diamant, published in 1997 by Wyatt Books for St. Martin’s Press. It is a first-person narrative that tells the story of Dinah, daughter of Jacob and sister of Joseph. She is a minor character in the Bible, but the author has broadened her story. The book’s title refers to the tent in which women of Jacob’s tribe must, according to the ancient law, take refuge while menstruating or giving birth, and in which they find mutual support and encouragement from their mothers, sisters and aunts.

 

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