Asenath (/ˈæsɪnæθ/, Hebrew: אָסְנַת, Modern: Osnát, Tiberian: ʾĀsenaṯ) is a minor figure in the Book of Genesis. Asenath was a high-born, aristocratic Egyptian woman. She was the wife of Joseph and the mother of his sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. Read more
Joseph has one wife, Asenath the daughter of Potiphar the priest of On, whom he marries in Egypt. She gives birth to two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh....
In the Bible, Pharaoh honors Joseph by giving him as a wife Asenath, “the daughter of Potiphera, priest from the city of On” (LXX: Heliopolis; Gen 41:45).
The Rabbis learn from Joseph's marriage to Asenath that a favorable attitude is to be exhibited to converts, who are to be drawn closer. Thus, Joseph married Asenath daughter of Poti-phera, and Joshua son of Nun, who was a chieftain of the tribe of Ephraim (Num. 13:8), would be descended from this union.
Potipherah /pɒˈtɪfərə/ was a priest of the ancient Egyptian town of On, mentioned in the Genesis 41:45 and 41:50. He was the father of Asenath, who was given to Joseph as his wife by Pharaoh, (41:45) and who bore Joseph two sons: Manasseh and Ephraim. His name means "he whom Ra has given".
James and his siblings were not children of Mary but were Joseph's children from a previous marriage. After Joseph's first wife died, many years later when he was eighty, "he took Mary (mother of Jesus)".
In another early text, The History of Joseph the Carpenter, which was composed in Egypt between the 6th and 7th centuries, Christ himself tells the story of his step-father, claiming Joseph was 90 years old when he married Mary and died at 111.
The Talmud (Sanhedrin 69b & Sotah 11b) states that Caleb, a descendant from Judah, married Miriam and fathered Hur. This is based on the Targum to I Chron. 2:19: "...and Caleb took for himself Ephrath and she bore him Hur". Ephrath was another name for Miriam.
However, according to the encyclopedia Jewish Women, there are rabbinic traditions within Judaism that pose three claims about Michal: that she was really David's favorite wife. that because of her beauty she was nicknamed "Eglah," meaning calf or calf-like.
When forty years of age, Joseph married a woman called Melcha or Escha by some, Salome by others; they lived forty-nine years together and had six children, two daughters and four sons, the youngest of whom was James (the Less, "the Lord's brother").
The Mormon church has said for the first time that its founder Joseph Smith had up to 40 wives. ... The essay, entitled Plural Marriage in Kirtland and Nauvoo, said: "Joseph married many additional wives and authorised other Latter-day Saints to practise plural marriage."
No, Joseph of Nazareth was never married before Mary. And even his marriage to Mary was more an attempt to provide her and Jesus some protection from Herod and what he might do to them should he learn precisely who and where they were.
It says that out of the many wives of David in the Bible, "to her dying day Michal, daughter of Saul, had no children." An entry in Jewish Women says that some rabbis interpret this to mean that Michal died in childbirth bearing David's son, Ithream.
Abigail was David's second wife, after Saul and Ahinoam's daughter, Michal, whom Saul later married to Palti, son of Laish when David went into hiding.
and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, "Isn't this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite?" Then David sent messengers to get her. She came to him, and he slept with her.
Rebecca (/rɪˈbɛkə/) appears in the Hebrew Bible as the wife of Isaac and the mother of Jacob and Esau. According to biblical tradition, Rebecca's father was Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram, also called Aram-Naharaim.
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At one time, Joseph was assumed to be elderly when he married Mary. However, now we believe that Mary and Joseph were both in their teens when Jesus was born, around sixteen and eighteen respectively. This was the norm for Jewish newlyweds at that time.
The circumstances of Joseph's death are not known, but it is likely that he died before Jesus's ministry began, and it is implied that he was dead before the Crucifixion (John 19:26-27).
Joseph was in prison for two years after he interpreted the dreams of the chief butler and baker (see Genesis 41:1). He was sold into slavery when he was about seventeen (see Genesis 37:2), and he was thirty years of age when he became vice-regent to the pharaoh (see Genesis 41:46).
But lust and anger are not the worst of sins, and the truly evil wife is depicted in Jezebel, the pagan wife of King Ahab of Israel. Beginning with our meeting her in 1 Kings 16:31, she shows cruelty beyond measure. Even her name is an indication of her evil.
The second youngest son of Israel , who wore a coat of many colours, had two wives, Leah and Rachael. Joseph, husband of Mary, had only one wife. He fostered Jesus, who was God's son.
So it is likely Jesus was between 12 and about 30 when Joseph died.