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Joseph in EgyptAccording to Genesis 39.4, "Joseph found favor in Potiphar's sight and attended him, and he made him overseer of his house and put him in charge of all that he had." Potiphar put Joseph in charge, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned. Genesis 39.5 continues, "From the time he put him in charge of all that he owned, the Lord blessed the Egyptian household because of Joseph. The blessing of the Lord was on everything Potiphar had, both in the house and in the field."

Potiphar and JosephIn Genesis 41.51 we read that "Joseph named his firstborn Manasseh and said, 'It is because God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father's household.'" "Manasseh" sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for "forget." In Genesis 45.8, Joseph addresses his brothers and says, "So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of Potiphar's household and ruler of all Egypt."

"Joseph Potiphar's Household"
by Ron Meacock © 2015

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