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Genesis 41:45

Overview - Genesis 41
Pharaoh has two dreams.
Joseph interprets them.
33 He gives Pharaoh counsel, and is highly advanced, and married.
46 The seven years of plenty.
50 He begets children.
53 The famine begins.
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Genesis 41:45  (King James Version)
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.
 


Zaphnath-paaneah
Which in Coptic signifies a revealer of secrets, or, the man to whom secrets are revealed. Jerome says this name signified in Egyptian, {Savatorem mundi,} "the Saviour of the world;" and {Psotem-phaneh,} in Coptic, is certainly "salvation of the world," from [SOT,] for
[soteria ,] salvation, {em,} the sign
of the genitive case, and [PHENEH], world. If this interpretation be correct, Pharaoh must have meant Egypt by the world, or which Joseph might be justly termed the Saviour. We know that the Romans called their empire {Universis Orbis-Orbis Terrarum,} "all the world:" the Chinese say the same of their empire at the present day, and the phrase is used in the East: Nadir Shah is described on his coins as "Conqueror of the World," ie., Persia. See the same
phraseology applied to Syria, Palestine, etc. Luke 2:1 ; Acts 11:28

priest of
or, prince.
14:18 Exodus 2:16 ; *marg:
2 Samuel 8:18 ; 20:26 *Heb:

On
46:20 Ezekiel 30:17

Aven
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