Genesis 39:1 Commentary - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and GraphicsPotiphar. See note on Gen 37:36.
guard = executioners.
Egyptian. This is emphasized three times (verses: Gen 39:1, Gen 39:2, Gen 39:5); because recent discoveries show that Egypt was at this time under a new dynasty; and emphasis is put on the fact that Potiphar, though an "Egyptian", was retained in high position.
Ishmeelites. See note on chapter Gen 37:25.
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