Strong, independent, man-hating Aseneth became new woman

By  Douglas Galbi, the author of purple motes :

In Egypt a long time ago lived a woman named Aseneth. She was a strong, independent, man-hating woman. But she wasn’t ugly and old. She was “about eighteen years of age, tall and beautiful and graceful, more beautiful than any other virgin in the land.” All the young noblemen across Egypt, or “across the whole world,” wanted to marry her. The men fought with each other for her favor. But Aseneth “despised all men and regarded them with contempt.” She refused to meet with any of them….

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Links :

purple motes – a journal of whimsy and hope

Joseph and Asenath, the confession and prayer of Asenath, daughter of Pentephres the priest

Jewish Virtual Library : Joseph and Asenath

Video : Joseph and  Aseneth ( 45 min.)