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Manasseh

(mənăs`ē) [Heb.,=making to forget], in the Bible. 1 First son of JosephJoseph,
one of the heroes of the patriarchal narratives of the Book of Genesis. He is presented as the favored son of Jacob and Rachel, sold as a boy into slavery by his brothers, who were jealous of Joseph's dreams and of his coat of many colors given him by Jacob.
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 by his Egyptian wife, Asenath, and eponymous ancestor of one of the 12 tribes of Israel. Manasseh received land on both sides of the Jordan River. In Palestine his tribe occupied the land just S of the Vale of Jezreel; on the other side, Manasseh received land E of Gad.

2 King of JudahJudah,
in the Bible, the southern of the two kingdoms remaining after the division of the kingdom of the Jews that occurred under Rehoboam. The northern kingdom, Israel, was continually at war with Judah.
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 (c.687–642 B.C.), son and successor of HezekiahHezekiah
, in the Bible, king of Judah, son and successor of Ahaz. During his reign Sennacherib of Assyria routed (701 B.C.) the rebellious Jews, laid seige to Jerusalem, and exacted a high indemnity from them.
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. Under Manasseh, Judah reached a low point of moral and spiritual degradation. The Jewish Prayer of Manasseh, included in the Old Testament ApocryphaApocrypha
[Gr.,=hidden things], term signifying a collection of early Jewish writings excluded from the canon of the Hebrew scriptures. It is not clear why the term was chosen.
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 of the Authorized Version and the New Revised Standard Version, is a penitential psalm, purporting to be the king's prayer in captivity.

Manasseh

idolatrously and murderously leads Jerusalem astray. [O.T.: II Kings 21:2–4, 9]

Manasseh

Old Testament
1. the elder son of Joseph (Genesis 41:51)
2. the Israelite tribe descended from him
3. the territory of this tribe, in the upper Jordan valley
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The topics include Josephus' 22-book canon and the Qumran Scrolls, the impact of the Qumran evidence on biblical lower criticism, some experimental considerations on the Genesis Apocryphon, the prayer of Manasseh in 4Q381 and the account of Manasseh in 2 Chronicles 33, how intermarriage defiles the sanctuary, and relations to Gentiles in the Damascus Document and biblical tradition.
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It seems that in the seventh year of the reign of a king (it is unclear if the king referred to is Hezekiah, Manasseh or Josiah), a shipment was dispatched from Bethlehem to the king in Jerusalem," the Discovery News quoted Eli Shukron, director of the excavation on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, as saying.
It seems that in the seventh year of the reign of a king [of Judah, it is unclear if the king referred to is Hezekiah, Manasseh or Josiah], a shipment was dispatched from Bethlehem to the king in Jerusalem," Shukron, said in a statement on Wednesday, (http://news.
His eldest son Manasseh was the Tasmanian scholar of the year 1868 and later won a scholarship to Cambridge University," said Mrs Pinder.
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