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41:45 Zaphnath-paaneah. The Egyptian name given to Joseph probably meant something like “God speaks, giving life to the world,” but this is uncertain. The name of his wife, Asenath, probably meant “dedicated to the sun.” Her father was priest of a temple dedicated to the Egyptian sun-god. We can probably assume that Joseph led her to worship the true God, since Pharaoh himself apparently recognized His power (note Genesis 41:16,25,32,39).

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