Asenath: Joseph’s Egyptian Wife

The Bible doesn’t have much to say about Asenath, but in the three verses in which she is mentioned by name, we learn a few things.

  1. She was married to Joseph (Genesis 41:45)
  2. Her father was Potipherah, Priest of On (Genesis 41:50)
  3. Her sons were Ephraim and Manasseh (Genesis 46:20)

Her sons Ephraim and Manasseh would eventually be adopted by Jacob and receive the birthright.

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