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Asenath

Meaning: “gift of the sun-god”, an Egyptian name

She is the wife of Joseph (son of Jacob/Israel) and a daughter of Potipherah (Potiphera), priest of On or Heliopolis (Genesis 41:45).

She is believed to be high-born and aristocratic Egyptian.

She is the mother of Manasseh and Ephraim (Gen. 41:50-52; 46:20).

Her name appears 3 times in Scripture… Genesis 41:45; 41:50; 46:20. It is assumed that she converted to belief in the one true God of Abraham and her husband.

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Article Version: September 29, 2021