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Asenath
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Asenath, Daughter of Potiphera
Asenath, Daughter of Potiphera (אָסְנַת‎, osnath). Also spelled “Aseneth.” Wife of Joseph, and mother of Ephraim and Manasseh (Gen 41:45, 50; 46:20). Daughter of the Egyptian priest of On. For information on legends surrounding Asenath, see this article: Joseph and Aseneth.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Asenath (Person)
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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Asenath
Asenath. Joseph’s Egyptian wife who became the mother of Manasseh and Ephraim. Asenath was the daughter of the priest Potiphera (Gn 41:45, 50–52; 46:20).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Asenath
Asenath as-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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Asenath
ASENATH Joseph’s Egyptian wife who became the mother of Manasseh and Ephraim. Asenath was the daughter of the priest Potiphera (Gn 41:45, 50–52; 46:20).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Asenath
Asenath (as´uh-nath), the daughter of Potipherah, priest of On (Heliopolis) in Egypt. Pharaoh gave her in marriage to Joseph (Gen. 41:45). Their two sons were Manasseh and Ephraim (41:50–52; 46:20).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Asenath
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”).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Asenath
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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Asenath
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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Asenath
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:
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Asenath
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.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Asenath
As´enath (worshipper of Neith), daughter of Potipherah, priest, or possibly prince, of On [Potipherah], wife of Joseph, Gen. 41:45, and mother of Manasseh and Ephraim. Gen. 41:50; 46:20. (b.c. 1715.)
See also
Relatives
Potiphera Father
Jacob Father-In-Law
Rachel Mother-In-Law
Joseph Husband
Manasseh Son
Ephraim Son
Machir Grandson
Shuthelah Grandson
Tahan Grandson
Sheerah Granddaughter
Asriel Grandson
Beriah Grandson
Ezer Grandson
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