Asenath

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Asenath

(ăs`ənăth), in the Bible, Poti-phera's daughter, the Egyptian wife of Joseph, mother of Manasseh and Ephraim. Her betrothal to Joseph and conversion to Judaism are the subject of Joseph and Asenath, one of the Old Testament PseudepigraphaPseudepigrapha
[Gr.,=things falsely ascribed], a collection of early Jewish and some Jewish-Christian writings composed between c.200 B.C. and c.A.D. 200, not found in the Bible or rabbinic writings.
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Another subject in the series, "Asnat"--#62 (Fereshteh; 2004) (figure 2)--was the wife of the patriarch, Joseph, in Egypt (Gen.
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76 ("Tzipporah") depicts her as another non-Israelite "foreigner," like Asnat. Moses encountered Tzipporah, the daughter of a Midianite priest, while in exile from Egypt in the aftermath of his killing an Egyptian taskmaster who had been beating an Israelite slave.
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His enslavement will be symbolized by his being crowned by the victor with the very seaweed, the subject of his professional excellence, that symbolized that freedom and independence.(43) To compound the irony, his enslavement is about to be achieved by Tamar, who is about to win the race, and with it Jacob, and thereby change a destiny that, of course, cannot be changed, because for Agnon there is a "greater whole that no eye could see."(44) We know that Tamar wants to win the race and Jacob, because Agnon is careful to point out that she overtakes first Rachel and Leah, then Mira, Asnat and Raya, who had alternately taken the lead.(45) Indeed, it is now evident from this effort that winning Jacob was her objective when she came to his room, ostensibly to discuss career choices.