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Zaphnath-pa-aneah

Zaphnath-pa-aneah,

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 Information

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