Want to know which are the most famous ‘ethnically diverse” children in the Torah? or the most famous mixed heritage jews? Yeah you got it they are not only Moses’s but ….Joseph’s children !
Yes, Joseph, he is presented as the favored son of Jacob and Rachel, sold as a boy into slavery by his brothers, who were jealous of Joseph’s dreams and of his coat of many colors given him by Jacob. Joseh is one of the heroes of the patriarchal narratives of the Book of Genesis. In Egypt, Joseph gained a position of authority in the household of his master, Potiphar, and was later imprisoned on the false accusations of Potiphar’s wife. He was released after interpreting Pharaoh’s dream of the lean and fat cows. Pharaoh renamed him Zaphnath-paaneah and took him into favor. Joseph’s recognition of his brothers in the famine years when he was governor over Egypt is a famous scene. His wife was Asenath, an Egyptian, she bore him two sons: Manasseh and Ephraim are direct ancestors of two of the 12 tribes of Israel. Can you be more jewish than that ?
The mention of Joseph’s marriage to Asenath in the Book of Genesis is the subject of this their important ethnically diverse, mixed heritage or biracial children in Israel . Joseph and Asenath, (daughter of Pentephres, priest of Heliopolis). Asenath is mentioned in the Torah as “the daughter of Poti-phera” (Gen. 41:45). Joseph just as Moses did marry a non-Israelite woman. Its important to notice that Joseph kept his jewishness. His hebraic roots, language, heritage intact even with his position in Egypt.
Patrilineal Jewishness comes here to perfection. As ethnic Egyptian as she was , we assumed that she accepted the belief in the Lord before and that she raised her children in accordance with the tenets of Judaism. There is not proof that she converted to Judaism in order to be married to Joseph. Torah or the Scriptures itself is silent about that but accordingly, Ephraim and Manasseh became worthy Jewish descendents and part of the 12 tribes of Israel. Jewish blood and heritage. Their jewishness come through their father Joseph.
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