Bible Names N-Z: Potipherah
Potiphera in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
po-tif'-e-ra (poTi phera`; Egyptian Padipara, "the (one) given
of the sun-god"; compare Hebrew Nathaniel, "the gift of God,"
Gen 41:45,50; 46:20): There is no certain evidence from Egypt
that this name was in existence until the XXIInd Dynasty,
about 950 BC. But names of the Hyksos period, and, indeed, any
kind of Hyksos inscriptions, are so scarce on account of the
destruction of Hyksos monuments by the Egyptians of later
times that the absence of such names is really no evidence on
the subject. The fact that this name has not been discovered
earlier than 950 BC does not give any warrant for the claim
that the narrative is of a late date.
M. G. Kyle
Potipherah in Easton's Bible Dictionary
a priest of On, whose daughter Asenath became Joseph's wife
Potipherah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
"Devoted to Ra" the sun god, the priest of On or Heliopolis,
the grand scat of sun worship. His daughter Pharaoh gave in
marriage to Joseph. The Egyptians and Hebrew were not then so
exclusive as afterward; Joseph was now naturalized with an
Egyptian name, as viceroy. Asenath probably adopted Joseph's
faith (Genesis 41:45; Genesis 41:50; Genesis 43:32; Genesis
Potipherah in Hitchcock's Bible Names
that scatters abroad
Potipherah in Naves Topical Bible
-(A priest of On)
Ge 41:45,50; 46:20
Potipherah in Smiths Bible Dictionary
was priest or prince of On, and his daughter Asenath was given
Joseph to wife by Pharaoh. Ge 41:45,50; 46:20 (B.C. 1715.)
Potipherah in Wikipedia
Potipherah was a priest of the ancient Egypt town of On,
mentioned in the Genesis 41:45 and 41:50 of the Hebrew
He was the father of Asenath, who was given to Joseph as his
wife by Pharaoh, (41:45 ) and who bore Joseph two sons:
Manasseh and Ephraim. (41:50 )
His name means "he whom Ra has given".
Potipherah Scripture - Genesis 41:45
And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave
him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On.
And Joseph went out over [all] the land of Egypt.
Potipherah Scripture - Genesis 41:50
And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine
came, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On
bare unto him.
Potipherah Scripture - Genesis 46:20
And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and
Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On
bare unto him.
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