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Morrish Bible Dictionary


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Name given to Joseph by Pharaoh. Genesis 41:45 . The learned Jews translate it as a Hebrew name, 'Revealer of secrets,' as in the margin of the A.V.; but as an Egyptian name, which it is, it has been interpreted 'Prince of the life of the world.' In the LXX the name stands Ψονθομφανήχan equivalent to the Coptic Psotempheneh, which has been thus explained: p represents the article; sote is 'saviour,' m is sign of the genitive case; ph the article; and eneh is 'world.' 'The saviour of the world.' The two latter meanings suit Joseph well, as being a type of Christ.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Zaphnathpaaneah'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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