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his name then ; do you know what he called him, Harry ?
Harry.--Zaphnath-paaneah, which I see in the margin means, “A revealer of secrets,
or the man to whom secrets are revealed.” * (xli, 45.)
Grandm.— Yes, my dear, you are quite correct; it means, I believe, more properly though, “ Saviour or sustainer of the age,” as the people were to be sustained or kept alive by his management through all the years of famine. Pharaoh also gave him Asenath, the daughter of Poti-pherah, priest of On, for his wife.
Harry.—Where was On, Grandmama ?
Grandm.-On, or Aven, as it is called in chapter xxx, 17, of Ezekiel, was one of the oldest cities in the world, and was situated in the land of Goshen, in Egypt: it is the same as Bethshemesh, spoken of in Jeremiah xliii, 13, and was called Heliopolis, or City of the Sun, by the Greeks.
Harry. I wonder that Joseph should have consented to marry an Egyptian, as I suppose she was not a worshipper of God ?
Grandm.- We must suppose by her father being “a priest of On,” that both herself and her father were worshippers of the snn, but we do not find that God was dis
pleased with Joseph for marrying her as He did not withdraw His protection from him, and if we turn to Acts vii, 9, 10, we find that St. Stephen tells us so. “But God was with him, and delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt: and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house."
And now; Harry, as the life of Joseph is too long for us to finish it all at once, we will stop here, and our next conversation will begin with the seven plentiful years.
Ready for Publication.
No. 1.—The Creation to the Death of Abel.
2.- The Flood.
4.-Life of Abraham, part II.
7.-Life of Jacob, part I.
8.-Life of Jacob, part II.
The Ten Numbers complete the Book of Genesis.