Scripts צָפְנַת פַּעְנֵחַ(Ancient Hebrew)
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Contributor Contrib.Buneary on 8/29/2016
Meaning uncertain. This is the name Pharaoh gave to Joseph in the book of Genesis. Some Egyptologists claim the second element of the name contains the word ˁnḫ "life". Jewish traditional claims the meaning is "revealer of secrets", whereas third century priest and historian Jerome provided the Latin translation salvator mundi "saviour of the world". In the 19th century, German Egyptologist Georg Steindorff offered the translation ḏd pꜣ nṯr iw.f ꜥnḫ "the god speaks (and) he lives", which has become a popular theory.