Manasseh

Manasseh
1) Joseph's son; elder brother of Ephraim (Gen. 48:1), but in the national history the weaker of the two tribes (Gen. 48:19).
2) Son of Hezekiah and king of Judah (698–642 BCE) and regarded by 2 Kgs. as overturning all the religious reforms of his father. He even sacrificed his own son (2 Kgs. 21:6). He was loyal to his Assyrian overlords and once helped Ashurbanipal in a campaign against Egypt, but once also he was suspected of treason and imprisoned (2 Chron. 33:11), perhaps during 652–648 BCE. It was inevitable that Judah's subjection to Assyria would involve some infiltration of the imperial cult, and equally that this should be condemned by strict Yahwists. According to 2 Chron. 33 he experienced a religious conversion, but there is no mention of this in Kgs. and it may be the Chronicler's way of explaining the length of his reign.

Dictionary of the Bible.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • MANASSEH — (Heb. מְנַשֶּׁה), elder son of joseph and the name of one of the 12 tribes of Israel. Manasseh was born to Joseph in Egypt by asenath , daughter of Poti Phera (Gen. 41:50–51). The name is said to be symbolic of Joseph s turn of fortune. Manasseh… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • MANASSEH — (Heb. מְנַשֶּׁה; perhaps one who causes (an earlier deceased, child) to be forgotten ), king of Judah (698–643 B.C.E.), son of hezekiah . Manasseh ascended the throne at the age of 12 and reigned for 55 years (II Kings 21:1). In those years… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Manasseh — (מְנַשֵּׁה, Menashé ) is an ancient Hebrew male name, meaning causing to forget .[1] Manasseh may refer to: Contents 1 People 1.1 Given name 1.2 Surname …   Wikipedia

  • Manasseh — [mə nas′ə] n. [Heb měnaṣṣeh, lit., causing to forget] 1. Bible the elder son of Joseph: Gen. 41:52 2. the tribe of Israel descended from him: Num. 1:34 3. a king of Judah in the 7th cent. B.C. 2 Kings 21:1 18 4. PRAYER OF MANASSES …   English World dictionary

  • Manasseh —    Who makes to forget. God hath made me forget (Heb. nashshani), Gen. 41:51.    1) The elder of the two sons of Joseph. He and his brother Ephraim were afterwards adopted by Jacob as his own sons (48:1). There is an account of his marriage to a… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Manasseh — Nick Manasseh Nick Manasseh est un DJ anglais Biographie Il apparait dans le monde du dub en 1985 au Carnaval de Notting Hill à Londres, en se produisant avec le Manasseh Sound System , qui l amène par la suite à collaborer avec des gens comme… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Manasseh — /meuh nas euh/, n. 1. the first son of Joseph. Gen. 41:51. 2. the tribe of Israel traditionally descended from him. Gen. 48:14 19. 3. a king of Judah of the 7th century B.C. II Kings 21. * * * ▪ Hebrew tribe       one of the 12 tribes of Israel… …   Universalium

  • Manasseh (tribal patriarch) — Manasseh or Menashe (Hebrew: מְנַשֶּׁה, Modern Menaše Tiberian Mənaššéh Samaritan Manaṯ) was, according to the Book of Genesis, the first son of Joseph and Asenath. (Genesis 41:50 52) Asenath was an …   Wikipedia

  • MANASSEH (Menasseh) BEN ISRAEL — (1604–1657), Amsterdam scholar, printer and diplomat. Manasseh, who was born a Marrano in Lisbon or La Rochelle, was baptized as Manoel Dias Soeiro. According to an unreliable document of the Portuguese Inquisition, he was born on the island of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Manasseh Cutler — Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts s 3rd 11th district In office March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1803 (11th) March 4, 180 …   Wikipedia

  • MANASSEH BEN (Porat) JOSEPH OF ILYA — (1767–1831), one of the forerunners of the haskalah in Lithuania and Russia. He was born in Smorgon, Lithuania, and was renowned as a child for his remarkable memory and intellectual precocity. He received a talmudic education in the home of his… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”