20. And after Joseph perished, the sons of Jacob took unto themselves wives. The name of Reuben's wife is Adâ 1 and the name of Simeon's wife is Adîbâa, a Canaanite; 1 and the name of Levi's wife is Mêlkâ, 2 of the daughters of Aram, of the seed of the sons of Terah; and the name of Judah's wife, Bêtasûêl, 3 a Canaanite; and the name of Issachar's wife, Hêzaqâ; and the name of Zebulon's wife, †Nîîmân†; 4 and the name of Dan's wife, Êglâ; and the name of Naphtali's wife, Rasûû, of Mesopotamia; and the name of Gad's wife, Mâka; and the name of Asher's wife, Îjônâ; and the name of Joseph's wife, Asenath, 5 the Egyptian; and the name of Benjamin's wife, Îjasaka. 21. And Simeon repented, and took a second wife from Mesopotamia as his brothers.
172:1 Cf. Gen. xlvi. 10. According to xxx. 7 ff. such a marriage (with a Canaanitish woman) was punishable with death.
172:2 Cf. Test. Levi xi. i.
172:3 Cf. xli. 7. The name goes back to "Bath-shua" (i. e. "daughter of Shua"); cf. Test. Judah viii. 2, etc.; cf. Gen. xxxviii. 2.
172:4 The name is doubtful. Some Ethiopic MSS. omit it.
172:5 Cf. Gen. xli. 45.