Potiphar,

Potiphar, [N] [E] [H]

an Egyptian name, also written Potipherah, signifies belonging to the sun . Potiphar. with whom the history of Joseph is connected is described as an officer of Pharaoh chief of the executioners, an Egyptian." ( Genesis 39:1 ) comp. Genesis37:36 (B.C. 1728.) He appears to have been a wealthy man. ( Genesis 39:4-6 ) The view we have of Potiphars household is exactly in accordance with the representations on the monuments. When Joseph was accused, his master contented himself with casting him into prison. ( Genesis 39:19 Genesis 39:20 ) After this we hear no more of Potiphar. [JOSEPH]


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Potiphar,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.