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before the years of famine came

This speaks about years as if they are something that travels and comes to a place. AT: "before the seven years of the famine began" (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-metaphor)

Asenath

"Asenath" is the name of the woman whom Pharaoh gave to Joseph as his wife. See how you translated this is Genesis 41:45. (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/translate-names)

daughter of Potiphera

"Potiphera" is the father of Asenath. See how you translated this in Genesis 41:45. (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/translate-names)

priest of On

On is a city, also called Heliopolis, which was "the City of the Sun" and the center of worship of the sun god Ra. See how you translated this in Genesis 41:45. (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/translate-names)

Manasseh

Translators may also add a footnote that says, "The name 'Manasseh' means 'to cause to forget.'"

father's household

This refers to Joseph's father Jacob and his family.

Ephraim

Translators may also add a footnote that says, "The name 'Ephraim' means 'to be fruitful' or 'to have children.'"

made me fruitful

Here "fruitful" means to prosper or to have children. (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-idiom)

in the land of my affliction

The abstract noun "affliction" can be stated as "I have suffered." AT: "in this land where I have suffered" (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-abstractnouns)

translationWords

  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/names/josephot
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/son
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/famine
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/priest
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/name
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/firstborn
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/names/manasseh
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/god
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/father
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/household
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/names/ephraim
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/fruit
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/afflict