(Heb. Potiphera, פּוֹטַי פֶרִע), the priest ot On, or Heliopolis, whose daughter Asenath became the witf of Joseph (Ge 41:45,50; Ge 46:20). B.C. cir. 1880. The name is Egyptian, and is in the Sept. accommodated to the analogy of the Egyptian language, being in the Cod. Vatican. Πετεφρῆ; Alex. Πεττεφρῆ, v. r. Πεντεφρή, Πεντεφρί; which corresponds to the Coptic Petephrah, belonging to the Sun, which is written in hieroglyphics thus: (Champollion, Precis, Tabl. General, p. 23). For the various forms, see Gesenius, Thesaur. p. 1094, from Rosellini, Monum. Storici, 1, 117. The name is the full form of that borne by Potiphar, Joseph's former master. SEE ASENATHON.

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