......."While Israel was living in that region, Reuben went in and slept with his father's concubine Bilhah, and Israel heard of it. "
....Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, took their swords and attacked the unsuspecting city, killing every male. 26 They put Hamor and his son Shechem to the sword and took Dinah from Shechem's house and left. 27 The sons of Jacob came upon the dead bodies and looted the city where [d] their sister had been defiled. 28 They seized their flocks and herds and donkeys and everything else of theirs in the city and out in the fields. 29 They carried off all their wealth and all their women and children, taking as plunder everything in the houses. "
Please share your understanding of above situation.
Shechem a Hivite had defiled Dinah, Leah 's daughter. In a swift he had approached his father to seek for Dinah's hand in marriage from Jacob.
Treaties were made and it was aggreed the Hivites get circumcised to consolidate the treaty then in a breach of agreement the action in the 2nd quote.
But in the first quote the son of Jacob, Reuben defiled his father's
concubine and nothing was said.
I keep wondering what the lesson here is all about.