Pseudepigrapha / Joseph and Aseneth

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Date: 100 C.E.

The starting point for Joseph and Aseneth is the story of Joseph's rise to prominence in Egypt. The author in particular builds on the brief reference in Genesis 41:45 to his marriage to an Egyptian woman. Aseneth undergoes a dramatic conversion to Judaism which includes a mysterious encounter with an angel. The book is notable for being written in the style of classic Greek romances.