Potiphar
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Potiphar

bull of Africa; a fat bull

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Potiphar

an Egyptian name, also written Potipherah, signifies belonging to the sun . Potiphar. with whom the history of Joseph is connected is described as an officer of Pharaoh chief of the executioners, an Egyptian." (Genesis 39:1) comp. Genesis37:36 (B.C. 1728.) He appears to have been a wealthy man. (Genesis 39:4-6) The view we have of Potiphar's household is exactly in accordance with the representations on the monuments. When Joseph was accused, his master contented himself with casting him into prison. (Genesis 39:19,20) After this we hear no more of Potiphar. [JOSEPH]

ATS Bible Dictionary
Potiphar

A high officer of Pharaoh, who purchased Joseph of the Midianites, and made him master of his house, but afterwards imprisoned him on a false charge. He is supposed by some to have been the same "captain of the guard" who promoted Joseph in prison, Genesis 37:36; 39:23.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Dedicated to Ra; i.e., to the sun-god, the Egyptian to whom the Ishmaelites sold Joseph (Genesis 39:1). He was "captain of the guard", i.e., chief, probably, of the state police, who, while they formed part of the Egyptian army, were also largely employed in civil duties (37:36; marg., "chief of the executioners"). Joseph, though a foreigner, gradually gained his confidence, and became overseer over all his possessions. Believing the false accusation which his profligate wife brought against Joseph, Potiphar cast him into prison, where he remained for some years. (see JOSEPH.)
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
POTIPHAR

pot'-i-far (poTiphar; compare Egyptian Potiphera (Genesis 39:1 f)): A high Egyptian official who became the master of Joseph. It is particularly mentioned that he was an Egyptian, i.e. one of the native Egyptian officials at the Hyksos court.

Strong's Hebrew
6318. Potiphar -- Joseph's master
... 6317, 6318. Potiphar. 6319 . Joseph's master. Transliteration: Potiphar
Phonetic Spelling: (po-tee-far') Short Definition: Potiphar. ...
/hebrew/6318.htm - 5k
Library

Joseph and Potiphar's Wife; of what Kind Love to Females Ought to ...
... The Second Epistle of the Same Clement. Chapter VIII."Joseph and Potiphar's
Wife; Of What Kind Love to Females Ought to Be. There ...
/.../two epistles concerning virginity/chapter viii joseph and potiphars wife.htm

The Complete Surrender.
... Genesis 39:1-3."Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh,
captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him at the hands of the ...
/.../murray/the masters indwelling/viii the complete surrender.htm

Chapter xl
... 3. Here it appears for the first time that the superintendent of the prison must
have been Potiphar, "the captain of the bodyguard," and that "the prison ...
//christianbookshelf.org/leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter xl.htm

Joseph, a Servant, a Prisoner, and a Saint.
... The king of Egypt, where Joseph was taken by the Ishmaelites, was called Pharaoh,
and he had a captain of the guard named Potiphar, who bought Joseph for a ...
/.../lathbury/childs story of the bible/chapter vii joseph a servant.htm

The Story of Joseph and his Coat of Many Colors
... The Ishmaelites sold Joseph as a slave to a man named Potiphar, who was an
officer in the army of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. Joseph ...
/.../marshall/the wonder book of bible stories/the story of joseph and.htm

Goodness in a Dungeon
... Genesis 40:1-15. Potiphar was 'captain of the guard,' or, as the title
literally runs, chief of the executioners. In that capacity ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/goodness in a dungeon.htm

Chapter xxxix
... In Potiphar's household he becomes familiar with Egyptian life in general
and with the elements of successful business administration. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter xxxix.htm

Concerning the Signal Chastity of Joseph.
... Joseph. 1. Now Potiphar, an Egyptian, who was chief cook to king Pharaoh,
bought Joseph of the merchants, who sold him to him. He ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 4 concerning the signal.htm

Joseph and his Brethren.
... [Illustration: THE MEETING OF ISAAC AND REBEKAH.]. The merchants carried Joseph
into Egypt, and sold him to one of the king's officers, named Potiphar. ...
/.../anonymous/mother stories from the old testament/joseph and his brethren.htm

Joseph, the Prime Minister
... The fierce brothers, the unconcerned slave-dealers, Potiphar, his wife, the prisoners,
Pharaoh, are so many links in a chain; but they are also men, and ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/joseph the prime minister.htm

Thesaurus
Potiphar (4 Occurrences)
... Believing the false accusation which his profligate wife brought against Joseph,
Potiphar cast him into prison, where he remained for some years. ...POTIPHAR. ...
/p/potiphar.htm - 8k

Pot'i-phar (2 Occurrences)
... Potiphar, Pot'i-phar. Potiphera . ... Genesis 37:36 And the Midianites sold him
into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, the captain of the guard. ...
/p/pot'i-phar.htm - 7k

Officials (229 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). Genesis 37:36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar,
an officer of Pharaoh's, the captain of the guard. (See NIV). ...
/o/officials.htm - 36k

Life-guard (5 Occurrences)
... Life-guard (5 Occurrences). Genesis 37:36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt,
to Potiphar, a chamberlain of Pharaoh, the captain of the life-guard. (DBY). ...
/l/life-guard.htm - 7k

Executioners (32 Occurrences)
... Executioners (32 Occurrences). Genesis 37:36 And the Medanites have sold him unto
Egypt, to Potiphar, a eunuch of Pharaoh, head of the executioners. (YLT). ...
/e/executioners.htm - 16k

Prison (131 Occurrences)
... Then Potiphar, "Joseph's master, took him, and put him into the prison, a place
where the king's prisoners were bound" (Genesis 39:20-23). ...
/p/prison.htm - 52k

Pharaoh's (72 Occurrences)
... (BBE). Genesis 37:36 The Midianites sold him into Egypt to Potiphar, an officer
of Pharaoh's, the captain of the guard. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS NAS NIV). ...
/p/pharaoh's.htm - 31k

Bodyguard (23 Occurrences)
... Bodyguard (23 Occurrences). Genesis 37:36 The Midianites sold him into Egypt to
Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, the captain of the guard. (See NAS). ...
/b/bodyguard.htm - 14k

Chamberlain (14 Occurrences)
... (KJV WBS). Genesis 37:36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt, to Potiphar,
a chamberlain of Pharaoh, the captain of the life-guard. (DBY). ...
/c/chamberlain.htm - 14k

Officer (70 Occurrences)
... (WEY NIV). Genesis 37:36 The Midianites sold him into Egypt to Potiphar, an officer
of Pharaoh's, the captain of the guard. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV). ...
/o/officer.htm - 30k

Concordance
Potiphar (4 Occurrences)

Genesis 37:36
The Midianites sold him into Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, the captain of the guard.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 39:1
Joseph was brought down to Egypt. Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the hand of the Ishmaelites that had brought him down there.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 39:4
Joseph found favor in his sight. He ministered to him, and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.
(See NIV)

Genesis 39:5
It happened from the time that he made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that Yahweh blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of Yahweh was on all that he had, in the house and in the field.
(See NIV)

Subtopics

Potiphar

Potiphar: Joseph's Master

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