noun Etymology: Hebrew Mĕnashsheh Date: 1578 1. a son of Joseph and the traditional eponymous ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel 2. a king of Judah reigning in the seventh century B.C. and noted for his attempt to establish polytheism

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  • MANASSEH — (Heb. מְנַשֶּׁה), elder son of joseph and the name of one of the 12 tribes of Israel. Manasseh was born to Joseph in Egypt by asenath , daughter of Poti Phera (Gen. 41:50–51). The name is said to be symbolic of Joseph s turn of fortune. Manasseh… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • MANASSEH — (Heb. מְנַשֶּׁה; perhaps one who causes (an earlier deceased, child) to be forgotten ), king of Judah (698–643 B.C.E.), son of hezekiah . Manasseh ascended the throne at the age of 12 and reigned for 55 years (II Kings 21:1). In those years… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Manasseh — (מְנַשֵּׁה, Menashé ) is an ancient Hebrew male name, meaning causing to forget .[1] Manasseh may refer to: Contents 1 People 1.1 Given name 1.2 Surname …   Wikipedia

  • Manasseh — [mə nas′ə] n. [Heb měnaṣṣeh, lit., causing to forget] 1. Bible the elder son of Joseph: Gen. 41:52 2. the tribe of Israel descended from him: Num. 1:34 3. a king of Judah in the 7th cent. B.C. 2 Kings 21:1 18 4. PRAYER OF MANASSES …   English World dictionary

  • Manasseh —    Who makes to forget. God hath made me forget (Heb. nashshani), Gen. 41:51.    1) The elder of the two sons of Joseph. He and his brother Ephraim were afterwards adopted by Jacob as his own sons (48:1). There is an account of his marriage to a… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Manasseh — Nick Manasseh Nick Manasseh est un DJ anglais Biographie Il apparait dans le monde du dub en 1985 au Carnaval de Notting Hill à Londres, en se produisant avec le Manasseh Sound System , qui l amène par la suite à collaborer avec des gens comme… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Manasseh — /meuh nas euh/, n. 1. the first son of Joseph. Gen. 41:51. 2. the tribe of Israel traditionally descended from him. Gen. 48:14 19. 3. a king of Judah of the 7th century B.C. II Kings 21. * * * ▪ Hebrew tribe       one of the 12 tribes of Israel… …   Universalium

  • Manasseh —    1) (fl. ?19th 16th cent BCE)    Israelite, first son of Joseph and Asenath (Genesis 41:50 51). One of the 12 tribes was named after him.    2) (fl. 7th cent BCE)    King of Judah (698 643 BCE), son of Hezekiah. He ascended to the throne at the …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Manasseh — 1) Joseph s son; elder brother of Ephraim (Gen. 48:1), but in the national history the weaker of the two tribes (Gen. 48:19). 2) Son of Hezekiah and king of Judah (698–642 BCE) and regarded by 2 Kgs. as overturning all the religious reforms of… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Manasseh — n. Menashe, male first name (Hebrew); (Biblical) older son of Joseph; tribe of Israel which is the descended from Menashe; king of Judah who ruled in the 7th century B.C …   English contemporary dictionary

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