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 only by the title "Pharaoh" in the Bible, it is important to endeavor to discriminate them:
Pharaoh, brother-in-law of Hadad the Edomite: This king gave Haadad. as his wife, the sister of his own wife, Tahpenes. (1 Kings 11:18-20)
* See other occurrences of the same term: Pharaoh.
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