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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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As´enath, the daughter of Potipherah, priest of On, whom the king of Egypt bestowed in marriage upon Joseph, with the view probably of strengthening his position in Egypt by this high connection. The considerations suggested by this marriage belong to another place [JOSEPH]; and attention is here only required to the name, which, in common with other words of foreign origin, has attracted considerable notice. The most probable interpretation is that, it means worshipper of Neith—the titular goddess of Sais, the Athene of the Greeks.





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Asenath'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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