Verses of Genesis 39

Genesis 39 Summary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Ch. 39 (J.) Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife

The story of Joseph is in this chapter resumed, in the J version, from Gen 37:35. In this version Joseph in Egypt is a slave who has been sold by his brethren to the Ishmaelites, and then by the Ishmaelites to an Egyptian of rank, whose name is not given. This Egyptian makes him the chief servant in his household. The Egyptian’s wife brings an accusation against Joseph for which the Egyptian commits him to prison.

In the present chapter the two versions of the Joseph narrative are harmonized by the Compiler giving to the Egyptian, who bought Joseph from “the Ishmaelites,” the name of Potiphar, to whom, according to E, “the Midianites” sold him in Gen 37:36.

1 6. Joseph’s prosperity.

7 20. The false accusation.

21 23. Joseph in prison.

Verses of Genesis 39

Consult other comments:

Genesis 39:0 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Genesis 39:0 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Genesis 39:0 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Genesis 39:0 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Genesis 39:0 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Genesis 39:0 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Genesis 39:0 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Genesis 39:0 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Genesis 39:0 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

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