|Lehite PN||1.||Contender for the Judgement seat, son of PAHORAN No. 1, d. 52 BC (Helaman 1:3, 7)|
PAANCHI is likely the EGYPTIAN name p3-ʿnh first attested in the Thirteenth Dynasty (ca. 1800-1600 B.C.) becoming popular from the Twenty-First through Twenty-Seventh Dynasties, and surviving until Roman times (transcribed into Greek as Ponchēs). The name means "the living one." (JG)
Robert Smith has suggested that perhaps this is the name given to JOSEPH by PHARAOH, paʿnēaḥ, Paaneah in Genesis 41:45. (RFS) The full name (Zaphnath-paaneah) fits a well-known EGYPTIAN name pattern: dd-DN-iw=f-ʿnh "DN has said: 'he will live!'" The hypochoristic form of the name iw=f-ʿnh is known from the Ptolemaic period, but non-hypochoristic forms are known much earlier.
See also Paanchi Variants
Deseret Alphabet: 𐐑𐐁𐐈𐐤𐐗𐐌 (peɪænkaɪ)
- H. S. Smith, The Fortress of Buhen: The Inscriptions (London: Egypt Exploration Society, 1976), Plate V 4 (#1078), line 5'.
- Hermann Ranke, Die ägyptischen Personennamen (Glückstadt: J. J. Augustin, 1935), 1:103.
- Erich Lüddeckens, et al., Demotisches Namenbuch (Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert, 1983), 1.3:162.
- Lüddeckens, et al., Demotisches Namenbuch, 1.3:162.
- Hugh W. Nibley, "Lehi in the Desert; The World of the Jaredites; There Were Jaredites." John W. Welch, Darrell L. Matthews, and Stephen R. Callister, eds. Collected Works of Hugh Nibley. 5. (Salt Lake City/Provo: Deseret Book/FARMS, 1988.) 22–23, 27; Hugh Nibley, An Approach to the Book of Mormon. 3rd ed. Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 6. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, FARMS, 1988.), 232; see also Hugh W. Nibley, Since Cumorah: The Book of Mormon in the Modern World. 1st ed. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1967.; 2nd ed. CWHN 7. SLC: FARMS/Deseret, 1988.), 194.
- Richard A. Parker, "King Py, a Historical Problem," Zeitschrift für ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde 93 (1966): 111—14.
- John Gee, "Egyptian Society during the Twenth-Sixth Dynasty," in Glimpses of Lehi's Jerusalem (Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004), 280, 289-90.
- Lüddeckens, et al., Demotisches Namenbuch, ; Ranke, Die ägyptischen Personennamen, 1:14.
- See Tristan Barako, “One: by Sea,” Biblical Archaeology Review, vol. 29, no. 2 (March/April 2003): 31.
John Gee, "La Trahison des Clercs: On the Language and Translation of the Book of Mormon," Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6/1 (1994): 110-111 and n. 200.
Hugh W. Nibley, Lehi in the Desert, 24–25, 29.
Hugh W. Nibley, Approach to the Book of Mormon, 232.
Hugh W. Nibley, Since Cumorah, 194.