|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 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 also Paanchi Variants
- 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.
- LID 24–25, 29; ABM 232; see also SC, 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.