to him. His supernatural beauty always fascinated the
noble Egyptian ladies, and they were untiring in the efforts
they made to approach him. But their attempts were vain.
He cherished the words of his father Jacob, who had admonished
his son to keep aloof from the women of the Gentiles.
Potiphar explained to Joseph that the maiden at the window
was his virgin daughter, who never permitted men to
abide near her; he was the first man she had ever looked
upon. The father continued and made the request of Joseph,
to allow his daughter to pay him her respects. Joseph
granted the favor he desired, and Asenath appeared and
greeted him with the words, "Peace be with thee, thou
blessed of God Most High," whereunto Joseph returned the
salutation, "Be thou blessed of the Lord, from whom flow