a name given by Pharaoh to Joseph. ( Genesis 41:45 ) The rabbins interpreted Zaphnath-paaneah as Hebrew in the sense revealer of a secret . As the name must have been Egyptian, it has been explained from the Coptic as meaning the preserver of the age.
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Zaphnathpaaneah,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".