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[muh-nas-uh] /məˈnæs ə/
the first son of Joseph. Gen. 41:51.
the tribe of Israel traditionally descended from him. Gen. 48:14–19.
a king of Judah of the 7th century b.c. II Kings 21. Unabridged
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  • "They scarcely do justice to your eminent reputation," replied Manasseh candidly.

    The King of Schnorrers Israel Zangwill
  • My aunt is gone to the prayer meeting at Pastor Tappau's, and Manasseh is away.'

    Curious, if True Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Consider, for example, the way Manasseh thought that the Divine ought to be worshiped.

    The Meaning of Faith Harry Emerson Fosdick
  • Manasseh stood by her, perfectly, rigidly still; he also was in his Sunday clothes.

    Curious, if True Elizabeth Gaskell
  • With that he called one of the torch-bearers and held to the flame the paper he had received from Manasseh.

    Manasseh Maurus Jokai
  • So they are; and so Manasseh is a great people in the American nation.

  • Of the two sons of Joseph, Manasseh is the elder, Ephraim the younger.

  • Ephraim and half Manasseh were thrown on the southern coast.

    Diary in America, Series Two Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  • They stepped out, and Manasseh's second face, that of Kedar, peered from the curtains of the shugduf.

    The Days of Mohammed Anna May Wilson
  • Manasseh, Hezekiah's successor, pursued the opposite policy.

    History of Religion Allan Menzies
British Dictionary definitions for Manasseh


noun (Old Testament)
the elder son of Joseph (Genesis 41:51)
the Israelite tribe descended from him
the territory of this tribe, in the upper Jordan valley
Douay spelling Manases (məˈnæsiːz)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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