Zaphnathpaaneah

Smith’s Bible Dictionary

“Zaphnathpaaneah ” means

Zaphnathpaaneah : 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.

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