Upon the famous holy city of Shechem to avenge their "sister" Dinah (Gen.
45, 50 that Joseph married the daughter of a heathen priest naturally gave offence to later Judaism, and gave rise to the fiction that Asenath was really the daughter of Shechem and Dinah, and only the foster-daughter of Potipherah (Targ.-Jon.
The story of Dinah may imply some early settlement of tribes in its vicinity (but see Simeon), and the reference in Gen.
There is a remarkable story of the violation of his daughter Dinah by Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite (xxxiv.).