[b-hebrew] Ark of the Covenant

MarianneLuban at aol.com MarianneLuban at aol.com
Fri Aug 20 13:12:10 EDT 2004

In a message dated 8/20/2004 5:15:59 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
peterkirk at qaya.org writes:

> Alternatively, we might consider the opinion of Kenneth Kitchen writing 
> in the New Bible Dictionary (s.v. Potipherah): "Potiphera/P'-di-P'R` may 
> be simply a modernization in Moses' time of the older form Didi-R`, with 
> the same meaning, of a name-pattern (Didi-X) which is particularly 
> common in the Middle Kingdom and Hyksos periods."

To this I can only say LOL.  I never heard of a "Didi" anybody.  And Kitchen 
was wrong about the Egyptian name of Joseph, too--even though I foolishly 
followed his lead in my book--and have now had to make the adjustment at


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