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Joseph resists Potiphar’s wife and she accuses him
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Wife of Potiphar
Potiphar’s Wife Also known as “the wife of the master,” but otherwise unnamed. Accuses Joseph of rape, which costs him his job in Potiphar’s house and also leads to his imprisonment (Gen 39).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Wife of Potiphar
Wife of PotipharThe wife of Joseph’s Egyptian master, unnamed in the biblical account (cf. Mut-em-enet [Thomas Mann, Joseph in Egypt]; Zuleika [Midrash, Qurʾan Sura 12]). Enamored with the handsome Joseph, she repeatedly tempts the virtuous hero with all the wiles of the stereotypical “foreign woman,”
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Potiphar’s Wife
Pot′iphar’s Wife. According to the Koran her name was Zuleika, but some Arabian writers call her Rail.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
POTIPHAR’S WIFE
POTIPHAR’S WIFE pot´uh-fuhr. The wife of POTIPHAR, the Egyptian who purchased Joseph (Gen 37:36; 39:1). While she is unnamed in the biblical text, some later Jewish and Islamic sources refer to her as “Zulaikha” (with various spellings).In Gen 39, she commands Joseph to have sex with her, but he refuses.
Key passages
Ge 39:7–18

And it happened that after these things his master’s wife cast her eyes on Joseph, and she said, “Lie with me.” But he refused and said to his master’s wife, “Look, my master does not worry about what is in the house, and everything he owns he has put in my hand. He has no greater authority …

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