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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.
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The three kings are Jeroboam II, Ahab and Menasheh .
TALENTED single-seater racer Menasheh Idafar produced a memorable drive in a rain-affected 26th round of the Cooper Tires British Formula three International Series held at Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit Sunday, to brilliantly secure his third podium finish of 2011.
RACE ACE Menasheh Idafar is on the fast track to success after competing for glory against drivers from across the globe in one of motorsport's leading single-seater championship series.
I had a bit of a poor run out of Turn 11 and knew he was in my tow," said Lloyd, who received a five-place grid penalty ahead of the finale for hitting Cunha's team-mate Menasheh Idafar in race two.
The three races at the Thruxton circuit in Hampshire produced a win and two seconds for the Liverpool driver and put him 10 points clear of title rival, Menasheh Idafar in the National Class Drivers Championship.
The 18-year-old Hillspeed driver was an uncharacteristic 23rd on the grid in the first race (teammate Menasheh Idafar was 22nd) but he climbed through the field to finish 18th which, with time penalties for some in front, was revised to 16th.
T-SPORT'S Menasheh Idafar put on a terrific performance to secure the runner-up spot in round 11 of the Cooper Tires British Formula Three International Series, held at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit on Sunday.
That quickly became pole in class when rival Menasheh Idafar ran into the back of Brazil's Felipe Nasr as they started the parade lap.
Joining the Hathersage team's regular Formula Renault UK driver Menasheh Idafar and 2007 Winter Champion Richard Singleton at the opening day of the final official test of the pre-season, 18-year-old Dwyer was in breathtaking form as he produced a career best effort to get among the pre-season title favourites.
COOPER Tires British Formula Three International Series racer Menasheh Idafar thoroughly enjoyed his first ever experience of the world famous Autodromo di Monza in Italy during his latest test outing at the wheel of a 2010 specification Dallara-Volkswagen.
NEWLY crowned British Formula Three National Class champion Menasheh Idafar made a swift return to action at Rockingham this week by making his International Class test debut at the wheel of one of T-Sport's Volkswagen-powered Dallaras.
BAHRAIN'S Menasheh Idafar is over the moon after clinching the first car racing championship of his young career with the National Class title of the British Formula Three International Series.