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Pharaoh (time of Joseph)
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Pharaoh
Pharaoh (פַּרְעֹה‎, par'oh; Φαραώ, Pharaō; Egyptian: pr-ʿ3, “great house”). A common title in the Bible for the king of Egypt.
Pharaoh During the Time of Joseph
Pharaoh During the Time of Joseph (פַּרְעֹה‎, par'oh; Φαραώ, Pharaō). The pharaoh who ruled Egypt when Joseph, son of Jacob, rose to prominence (mentioned throughout Gen 37:36–50:7; see also Acts 7:10, 13). His identity is unknown, but he may have been a member of the 15th (Hyksos) Dynasty. For more information
Pharaoh of the Exodus
Pharaoh of the Exodus (פַּרְעֹה‎, par'oh; Φαραώ, Pharaō). An unknown Egyptian pharaoh who came into conflict with Moses about the slavery of the Israelites, according to Exodus 5–14. He is often identified as Ramesses II, but this is uncertain. (For more information on Ramesses II, see this article: Ramesses
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Pharaoh
PHARAOH. Egyptian Pr-ʿ (pronounced something like *pārĕṓ), literally (the) “Great House;” a later designation of the king of Egypt.The monarch who sat on the throne of Egypt was traditionally accorded a number of names and titles encompassing his divine and terrestrial roles in the scheme of things:
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Pharaoh
Pharaoh. Ruler over Egypt also known as “the King of Upper and Lower Egypt.” He lived in a palace known as the “great house,” which was the symbol of his authority. The Egyptian word for the palace was applied to the kings of the New Kingdom (c. 1550–1070 bc). As king, the pharaoh personified the rule
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Pharaoh
Pharaoh fāʹrō, fāʹrā-ō [Heb. parʿōh; Gk. pharaṓ; Egyp pr-ʿ3—‘great house’]. The common OT title for the kings of ancient Egypt. It derives from a phrase used for the royal palace and court until the New Kingdom when, in the mid-18th Dynasty, it came to be used of the king himself. It first so occurs
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Pharaoh
PHARAOH Ruler over Egypt also known as “the King of Upper and Lower Egypt.” He lived in a palace known as the “great house,” which was the symbol of his authority. The Egyptian word for the palace was applied to the kings themselves during the New Kingdom (c. 1550–1070 bc). As king, the pharaoh personified
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Pharaoh
Pharaoh (fair´oh; Egyptian, “great house”), the Hebrew word for the title held by the king of Egypt. Sometimes the word is used in the Bible without further designation, as though it were the Egyptian ruler’s name (e.g., Gen. 12:15–20). At other times it is used with a ruler’s name (e.g., “Pharaoh Hophra,”
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Pharaoh
PHARAOH. (Heb. pa˓rô; Gr. pharaō; Akkad. pi˓ru, pi˓rū; Egyptian pr—,” “the great house”). In the Old Kingdom period, as early as c. 2500 b.c., the palace was called “the great house.” It was not until the time of the 18th Dynasty, c. 1500 b.c., that it became the title of the person living in the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Pharaoh
PharaohEgyp. pr-ʿʒ (lit., “Great House”), originally designating the royal palace of the king of Egypt. By the 18th Dynasty (ca. 1560–1320 b.c.) “pharaoh” designated not only the royal residence, but royal authority, personified in the king himself, much like “White House” might refer to the U.S. President’s
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Pharaoh
Pharaoh [fârˊō] (Heb. par˓ōh; Gk. Pharaō; Egypt. pr-˓Ʒ “great house, palace”). Title of the Egyptian monarch. During the New Kingdom (fourteenth-tenth centuries B.C., roughly parallel to Moses and the Exodus), the title is used as if it were a personal name (e.g., Gen. 12:15–20; Exod. 6:11;
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Pharaoh
PHARAOH (Egyptian, “great house”) The title used for the king of Egypt from the time of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt (ca. 1550–1295 b.c.). Initially the title “Pharaoh” was not used for the rulers of Egypt, but for the massive royal palace complex at Memphis from the third millennium b.c. Early in
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Pharaoh
Pha´raoh, the common title of the native kings of Egypt in the Bible, corresponding to P-ra or Ph-ra, “the sun,” of the hieroglyphics. Brugsch, Ebers, and other modern Egyptologists define it to mean “the great house,” which would correspond to our “the Sublime Porte.” As several kings are mentioned
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