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.
- She was married to Joseph (Genesis 41:45)
- Her father was Potipherah, Priest of On (Genesis 41:50)
- 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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