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Joseph and Aseneth
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A nonbiblical and pseudepigraphal work that expands the biblical narrative of the events surrounding Joseph’s marriage to the Egyptian Aseneth. This work could also be classified as a parabiblical text or rewritten Bible.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Joseph and Aseneth
Joseph and Aseneth A nonbiblical and pseudepigraphal work that expands the biblical narrative of the events surrounding Joseph’s marriage to the Egyptian Aseneth. This work could also be classified as a parabiblical text or rewritten Bible.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Joseph and Aseneth
JOSEPH AND ASENETH. An apocryphal Jewish romance which recounts the conversion of the gentile Aseneth to the God of Israel, her marriage to the patriarch Joseph, and the conflicts surrounding that conversion and marriage. The story is a midrashic elaboration of Gen 41:45, 50–52; and 46:20, which briefly
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Joseph and Aseneth
Joseph and AsenethAn apocryphal romance now often included in the OT Pseudepigrapha. The work narrates the conversion of the gentile Aseneth to the God of Israel, her marriage to the patriarch Joseph, and the social and religious conflicts surrounding that conversion and marriage. Genesis provides the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Joseph and Asenath
Joseph and Asenath [ăsˊə năth].* An example of the Hellenistic romantic novel. This intriguing Jewish work is a fictional attempt to explain why it was not improper for the Hebrew patriarch Joseph to marry Asenath, the daughter of an Egyptian Priest (Gen. 41:45, 50; 46:20).The first part of the
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Joseph
JOSEPH AND ASENETHInterest in this book has grown considerably over the last fifty years, and critical studies of its genre, new translations and attempts to date it and place it in its environment have all brought about a consensus, although not unanimity. Critical to the discussion is finding a date
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
Aseneth, History Of
ASENETH, HISTORY OF. The Life and Confession of Aseneth daughter of Pentephres of Heliopolis (‘Potipherah … of On,’ A. V. Gen. 41:45, 50): A Narrative [of what happened] when the beautiful Joseph took her to wife: such is the full title of a short religious romance published by Fabricius. He gave at
Josephus and Asenath, Apocryphal Book Of
JOSEPHUS AND ASENATH, APOCRYPHAL BOOK OF, a work known from very early times and attributed to St. Ephraim the Syrian. Moses of Agel translated it into Syriac (Wright, Cat. Syr. MSS. p. 1047; Assem. Bibl. Or. iii. 286). It was found in Armenian, by M. Brosset (Journ. Asiatique, 4 sér. t. xv. 1850, p.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Joseph and Asenath
Joseph and Asenath. Also Joseph and Aseneth. A lengthy apocryphal Jewish story, probably written in Greek in the 1st cent. B.C. or a little later. Expanding on the brief OT material (Gen. 41:45, 50–52; 46:20), this document recounts how Asenath, the very beautiful daughter of an Egyptian priest, refused
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
JOSEPH
JOSEPH AND ASENETH. Joseph and Aseneth (hereafter just Aseneth) occurs in both a shorter form (summarized below) and a longer form. Aseneth appears to take its cue from Gen 41:45, where Pharaoh rewards the biblical Joseph for his wise interpretation of Pharaoh’s dreams by giving him, among other things,