ASENATH (PERSON) [Heb ʾāsĕnat (אָסְנַת)]. Egyptian daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, given by Pharaoh to the patriarch Joseph as wife, and mother of his sons Manasseh and Ephraim (Gen 41:45, 50–52; 46:20). While the Hebrew Bible simply identifies Asenath as Joseph’s Egyptian wife and mother of his
Asenathas-ə-bīʹə [Heb. ’āsenaṯ]. The wife of Joseph, daughter of Potiphera, and mother of Manasseh and Ephraim (Gen. 41:45, 50; 46:20). She was evidently an Egyptian woman. The Masoretic pointing ’āsenaṯ appears in the LXX as aseneth. The name is typically Egyptian, the first two consonants
ASENATH. Daughter of Potipherah, Egyptian priest of On, who was given to Joseph for his wife by Pharaoh. She was the mother of Ephraim and Manasseh (Gen 41:45, 50). In Heb. her name is a transliteration of the Egyptian name <Iws-Nit (“she belongs to [the goddess] Neith”).
ASENATH. Daughter of ‘Potiphera priest of On’ in Egypt, given in marriage to Joseph by Pharaoh (Gn. 41:45) and so mother of Manasseh and Ephraim (Gn. 41:50–52; 46:20). The name Asenath (Heb. ’āsenaṯ) is good Egyptian, of the pattern ’I(w).s-n-X, ‘she belongs to X’, X being a deity or parent, or a pronoun
Asenath (Heb. ʾāsĕnaṯ) (also ASENETH)The Egyptian daughter of Potiphera, priest of On (Heliopolis). Given to Joseph as a wife by Pharaoh as part of his reward for interpreting Pharaoh’s dream (Gen. 41:45), Asenath was also the mother of Manasseh and Ephraim (Gen. 41:50–52; 46:20). The name, which
Asenath [ăsˊə năth] (Heb. ˒asenaṯ; Egyp. ns-nt or ˒ws-n-n[j]t “belonging to [or the servant of][the goddess] Neith”). The daughter of Potiphera the priest of On, who became the wife of the Israelite Joseph (Gen. 41:45). Out of this union, which the Old Testament does not condemn, came two children:
ASENATH The daughter of Potiphera, the Egyptian priest of On (Heliopolis), who was given in marriage to Joseph by Pharaoh (Gen 41:45). Asenath was the mother of Joseph’s two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim (Gen 41:50–52; 46:20). The “nath” in Asenath is a reference to the Egyptian goddess Neith.