PAANCHI

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Lehite PN 1. Contender for the Judgement seat, son of Pahoran No. 1, d. 52 BC (Helaman 1:3,7)

Perhaps this is the name given to Joseph by Pharaoh, paʿnēaḥ, Paaneah in Genesis 41:45. The best suggestion is Egyptian p3-ʿnḥ.i, “He [DN] is my life” (RFS translates “the living one”), the name of pre-Meroitic Nubian kings of Egypt of the 7th and 8th c. BC, for example, (1) the son of Kerihor (see Book of Mormon Korihor/Corihor), high priest of Amon; (2) ruler of the South (Nubia, Kush) who conquered all of Egypt and named himself high priest of Amon at Thebes. In the seventh c. BC, Piankhi’s successor fled from the Assyrian invasion to a fortified town named kipkip or kibkib, a name which suggests to Nibley the Book of Mormon cities Gidgiddoni and Gimgimno (LID 24–25, 29; ABM 232; see also SC, 194).

Cf. Book of Mormon PACUMENI, PAHORAN (PACHUS, PAGAG?), TEOMNER, TEANCUM.

See also the Philistine name ptgyh, a goddess worshiped in the Philistine city of Ekron, possibly meaning “‘the goddess Gaia (Earth) who was worshiped in Pytho.’” See Tristan Barako, “One: by Sea,” Biblical Archaeology Review, vol. 29, no. 2 (March/April 2003): 31.

See also Paanchi Variants