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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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In the copy of Yalkut Hadash examined, there are slight differences at the bottom of the frame from that employed by Menasseh Ben Israel, but the essential frame and the eagle are unchanged.
This supposed discovery gave an impulse to messianic hopes in Europe, particularly on the part of Rabbi Menasseh ben Israel, in Amsterdam, who wrote a book about this narrative, TheHope of Israel.
3) "Margaret Fell's writing to Menasseh ben Israel and the Jews are a typical expression of the fervor felt both by Jewish Messianists and Christian millenarians for the cosmic significance of the decade of the 1650s as well in anticipation of the hoped-for 'second-coming' year 1666" (Kunze 211).
It was Cromwell who re-admitted Jews, in response to a pamphlet written by Rabbi Menasseh Ben Israel.
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In 1655, Menasseh ben Israel, a leader of the Jewish community in Amsterdam, came to England on a mission to persuade Cromwell to let the Jews back in.
The author's chosen methodology is highly effective and creates some original insights regarding Rembrandt's Jewish patrons (Samuel D'Orta, Gaspar Duente, and the d'Acosta Curiel family) and especially the artist's relationship with the distinguished theologian Menasseh Ben Israel, for whom the artist completed his only full series of book illustrations, The Piedra Gloriosa o De la Estatua de Nebuchadnezar (1655, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam).
Two years after her arrival, in the Autumn of 1704, she seems to have returned to Belgrade because it was written in the economic notations of the Portuguese community that, "a Ester Menasseh [para su viaje] a Belgrado .
Rembrandt's relationship with Rabbi Menasseh ben Israel, which resulted in (among other things) the Aramaic-Hebrew inscription in Belshezzar's feast (National Gallery, London), is examined in depth.
In the early to mid 1650s, the Amsterdam rabbi Menasseh ben Israel, with the support of John Dury, tried to convince Oliver Cromwell to permit the Jews to return to England, from which they had been banished in 1290 by order of Edward I.
Later, when Jacob is blessing Joseph's sons, Menasseh and Ephraim, Joseph insists that his father place his right hand over Menasseh, as the first born, and not switch his hands as he was about to do.
The union was blessed not only by the resident rabbi but by the ghost of Rembrandt, for the synagogue was founded by his friend and patron, Menasseh ben Israel.