Asenath was an Egyptian and the daughter of Potipherah, who was a priest of On. Asenath became the wife of Joseph (Gen. 41:45), who was one of the 12 sons of Israel. Asenath was the mother of sons Manasseh and Ephraim (Gen. 50-52; 46:20), who figured prominently in the early history of the people of Israel.
Asenath is an Egyptian name that means "gift of the sun-god."
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