Potiphera

Potiphera (Puh-ti┬┤fuh-ruh)

A priest of On whose daughter, Asenath, was given in marriage to Joseph by Pharaoh (Gen 41:45; Gen 41:50; Gen 46:20). As priest of On, center of the cult of the sun god Re, Potiphera would have been an important person.

Gen 41:45

45Pharaoh gave Joseph the name Zaphenath-paneah; and he gave him Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, as his wife. Thus Joseph gained authority over the ... View more

Gen 41:50

50Before the years of famine came, Joseph had two sons, whom Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, bore to him.

Gen 46:20

20To Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, bore to him.

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