JOSEPH AND ZULEIKA
"Throw the stick up in the air, it will always return to its
original place." Like Rachel his mother, Joseph was of
ravishing beauty, and the wife of his master was filled with
invincible passion for him." Her feeling was heightened by
the astrologic forecast that she was destined to have descendants
through Joseph. This was true, but not in the sense in
which she understood the prophecy. Joseph married her
daughter Asenath later on, and she bore him children, thus
fulfilling what had been read in the stars."
In the beginning she did not confess her love to Joseph.
She tried first to seduce him by artifice. On the pretext of
visiting him, she would go to him at night, and, as she had