Thereupon the angel left her, and she saw him ascend
heavenward in a chariot of fire drawn by four steeds of fire.
Now she knew that she had not been entertaining a human
being, but an angel.
The celestial messenger had scarcely departed, when a
visit from Joseph was announced, and she hastened to array
and adorn herself for his reception. When she washed her
face, she caught sight of it in the water, and saw it to be of
such beauty as never before, so great had been the transformation
wrought by the angel. When Joseph came, he did
not recognize her. He asked her who she was, whereto she
replied, "I am thy maid-servant Asenath! I have cast away
my idols, and this day a visitant came to me from heaven.