One April morning in 1732 a little girl was born and her parents named her Asenath. I have never seen this name and found it very unique. I was gifted with an unusual name as well so I took an interest in this distant cousin of mine. Where did the name come from?
Asenath makes an appearance in the Bible in the book of Genesis. She is Egyptian, the daughter of a pagan priest and is gifted to Joseph to become his wife by the Pharaoh.
Whispers surround her story.... tales of Joseph rejecting her because she was Pagan. Her locking herself in a tower and begging Joseph's GOD to accept her. An Angel coming to her bearing bees which are placed on her lips and she she is stung to remove the false prayers that have spoiled her mouth. Joseph accepts her and they marry ruling Egypt for 48 years.
Her story is very small but she plays a very important role in the story of Israel.
This week meet Asenath.