God gives every man the wife he deserves,[431] and so
Asenath was worthy of being the helpmeet of Joseph the
pious. Her father was Potiphar, one of Pharaoh's magnates,
ranking among the most distinguished of them by
reason of wisdom, wealth, and station. His daughter was
slender like unto Sarah, beautiful like Rebekah, and radiant
in appearance like Rachel. Noblemen and princes sued for
her hand when she was eighteen years of age. Even Pharaoh's
appointed successor, his first-born son, demanded her
in marriage, but his father refused to comply with his wish,
because he did not consider her a proper wife for one destined
to sit upon the throne. The daughter of the Moabite
king, he insisted, was a more suitable match for him. But

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