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The Marriage and Conversion of Aseneth

Edited by Lawrence M. Wills

in Ancient Jewish Novels

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195151428
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199870516 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195151429.003.0006
 The Marriage and Conversion of Aseneth

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An introduction and translation of The Marriage and Conversion of Aseneth (or Asenath), usually entitled Joseph and Aseneth. This novel fills in the story of Joseph from Genesis and his marriage to the Egyptian Aseneth. It includes the motifs of prayer, penitence, the competition of ethnic groups, the role of women, and the construction of gender. There is a mystical interlude that may give evidence of Jewish mysteries.

Keywords: Aseneth; conversion; ethnic groups; Joseph; mysteries; prayer; The Marriage and Conversion of Aseneth; women

Chapter.  15049 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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