Biblical historian Ralph Ellis readily admits the Bible is not short of tales of violence, epic blood-shed and revenge.
Hidden away in Chapter 34 of the book of Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament, is the story of Dinah.
One of the shortest yet most dramatic Old Testament tales, the story is one of rape, murder and pillage, with family feuds and bloody acts of revenge thrown in.
And now it is about to hit our screens in a new mini-series with steamy sex scenes, gory murders and even baby-snatching.
"The reality is very different, It is good that people get to hear the story of Dinah, because it actually makes the historical accounts that we find in the Bible more real."