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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 (Gen. 41:45).

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 46:20).

Potipherah in Hitchcock's Bible Names that scatters abroad

Potipherah in Naves Topical Bible -(A priest of On) -Joseph's father-in-law 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 Bible. 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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