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Asenath: Joseph’s Egyptian Wife

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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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  • Paloma

    Asenath is daughter of Jacobs daughter Dinah and the princ of Shechem. The child of rape. She wasn´t black. She was mix raced. Proper Jewish woman prepared by Yehowah for Joseph.

    • Black History In The Bible

      Show scripture. If she was the daughter of Dinah, then why does the Bible say she was the daughter of an Egyptian? Shechem wasn’t an Egyptian. Furthermore, how would Dinah’s daughter have married Joseph in Egypt when he was separated from the family, and already married with kids when they reunited?

      Also, Hebrews traced lineage through the father, and if the father was Shechem, the kid would be considered from the lineage of Ham. Your entire argument fails when challenged with scripture.

  • MJ

    I agree with you CJ. I am so happy to know the real truth about the people talked about in the bible. The Hebrew Israelites, were black people, are chosen people of Elohim, The Most High GOD! Continue to teach us. If you and the others that I believe were chosen by Elohim to tell us the truth don’t tell us, then we will never know. I give Praise to Almighty Elohim!

  • CJ

    Our Elohim has driven you to seek out truth and you are doing it. For HIS WORD says, “if my people who are called by my name would humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear them from heaven and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14. While I believe that some of our people don’t know who they are because they have been robbed of all things that identify who one is and where one belongs, a great many of us do not want to know this information for their lack of humility as well as their refusal to pray and seek Elohim’s face. Please keep searching, writing, and informing your and my people of our divine heritage.

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