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In the Bible, the eldest son of Joseph and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.


1. (Bible) the elder son of Joseph (Genesis 41:51)
2. (Bible) the Israelite tribe descended from him
3. (Bible) the territory of this tribe, in the upper Jordan valley
Douay spelling: Manases


(məˈnæs ə)

1. the first son of Joseph. Gen. 41:51.
2. one of the 12 tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from him. Gen. 48:14–19.
3. a king of Judah of the 7th century B.C. II Kings 21.
References in classic literature ?
Manasseh, does not like to trust the post, I suppose?
Manasseh of Cursitor Street (chief creditors of the Colonel's), complimented his lady upon the brilliant way in which she did business, and declared that there was no professional man who could beat her.
Manasseh Lomule Waya, formerly deputy governor of South Sudan's Central Equatoria state was appointed the new SSRC chairperson.
The girl has lived in Manasseh Children's Home, Kasarani, Nairobi county, since she was four.
Roma have been strongly linked but that deal is a non-starter, according to David Manasseh.
The court also found that misleading representations were made to investors in Gognos by Mr Manasseh Showa Manasseh (also known as Maurice Showa Manasseh).
David Manasseh (Stellar Group) One of the founders of the powerful Stellar Group alongside Jonathan Barnett, Manasseh represents Everton's main attacking target Gylfi Sigurdsson, who they hope to prise away from Swansea.
The Manasseh Hill Country Survey; Volume IV: From Nahal Bezeq to the Sartaba
Eitan Klein, deputy director of the Antiquities Robbery Prevention Unit said "The document highlights the centrality of Jerusalem as the kingdom's economic capital," adding that although it is known that the kings who ruled Jerusalem in this period were Manasseh, Amon, or Josiah, it is impossible to know for whom the shipment was meant.
Hezekiah became the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amos, Amos the father of Josiah.
Grealish's dad Kevin and the player's agent David Manasseh accompanied the player to both meetings.
In the village itself, Manasseh Oyucho, headmaster of the Senator Obama Kogelo Primary School, excitedly listed Obama's heritage as "a Kenyan, a Luo, a Kogelo