Scripts פּוֹטִיפַר (Biblical Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. PAHT-ə-fər (Biblical)
Other Forms FormsPotifar
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Contributor Contrib.LMS on 7/3/2014
From Egyptian p-di-p-r' meaning "he whom Ra gave", composed of the definite article p- "the one" combined with di "whom he gave" and r', the name of the supreme god Ra. In the Old Testament, Potiphar is a wealthy Egyptian who purchases Joseph as a slave.