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So now it was not you who sent me here, but God. And he has made me a father to Pharaoh, lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt. Bible

“father.” Here used as “mentor” and “guide.” [For more information on the uses of “father” in the Bible, see commentary on Genesis 4:20. For information on the disciples of a Rabbi being called his “sons,” see commentary on Matthew 12:27. For information on the disciples of a Rabbi being called “orphans” if the Rabbi died or left the area, see commentary on John 14:18, “orphans”].


Commentary for: Genesis 45:8