officer of Pharaoh

Genesis 39:1

39:1 officer of Pharaoh. The word here used for “officer” actually means “eunuch.” The same word later was used for Pharaoh’s butler and baker (Genesis 40:2). Evidently, any man who accepted a high position in Pharaoh’s bureaucracy was required to become a eunuch. This situation may have contributed to the adulterous desires of Potiphar’s wife.

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