Who were the priests of On? Was Joseph wrong to marry the daughter of a pagan priest?


Genesis 41:1 - 57

ESV - 1 After two whole years, Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing by the Nile. 2 And behold, there came up out of the Nile seven cows attractive and plump, and they fed in the reed grass.

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1390154224 Sandra Atueyi

First, it is clear that Joseph was "given" a wife by Pharaoh. Joseph had just come from prison to interpret a prophetic dream for Pharaoh. When the dream was interpreted, the king honored Joseph with a high-ranking office in Egypt and placed him in charge of preparing for a future famine. Joseph's rewards included a new position, a new Egyptian name ("Zaphenath-Paneah"), and an Egyptian wife. Joseph was not given a choice regarding whether to take Asenath as his wife.

December 16 2013 Report

Heart cross Robert Madden

Adding, to what you just said Michael. Joseph no doubt won his wife over to the Hebrew faith, and as a result, the two children were raised in the Hebrew faith!

March 31 2014 Report

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