Publisher: The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1918
This is the confession and prayer of Asenath, daughter of Pentephres the priest. In the Book of Genesis, Asenath is mentioned three times only. However, from these references, the elaborate romance contained in this book has been constructed. That the book is the work of a Christian writer will at once be recognized by the reader.
The book was in existence prior to 569 C.E. It is said to be an allegory with Joseph standing for the Messiah. Three suggested interpretations for Asenoth are the Church, the converted soul, and virginity. The original language was Greek. The translator used Batifoll’s text, except in a few places where it is obviously wrong. The book is divided into twenty-nine chapters.