Pharaoh gave Joseph a new name and gave him an Egyptian wife, Asenath, daughter of an Egyptian priest. 

During the years of plenty, Asenath bore Joseph two sons. He named the first Manasseh, saying, “God has made me forget all my hardship and all my father’s house.” (Genesis 41:51 ESV) The name Manasseh means, “causing to forget.” He named the second Ephraim, saying, ““For God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.” (v. 52) The name Ephraim means “doubly fruitful.”

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Christian women’s speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a ministry leader, podcast host, and female filmmaker whose stories have impacted audiences around the globe. She's been recognized with dozens of film accolades including the “Shibboleth Award for Visionary Leadership in the Field of Christian Filmmaking”, four ICVM Crown Awards and many Best Director, Best Writer, and Best of Show awards.