On the twenty-first day of the second month in the second
of the seven years of famine, Jacob came down to Egypt,
and his daughter-in-law Asenath visited him. She marvelled
not a little at his beauty and strength. His shoulders
and his arms were like an angel's, and his loins like a giant's.
Jacob gave her his blessing, and with her husband she returned
home, accompanied by the sons of Leah, while the
sons of the handmaids, remembering the evil they had once
done unto Joseph, kept aloof. Levi in particular had conceived
a fondness for Asenath. He was especially close to
the Living God, for he was a prophet and a sage, his eyes
were open, and he knew how to read the celestial books

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