POTIPHAR (pŏt'ĭ-fêr, Heb. pôtîphara‘, whom Re has given). One of the pharaoh’s officers mentioned in Genesis in connection with Joseph’s sojourn in that land. He purchased Joseph from the Midianites and made him head overseer over his house. When Joseph was falsely accused by the wife of Potiphar, he threw Joseph into prison (Gen.39.1-Gen.39.20).