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In Parshas Vayigash (פרק מה פסוק ח), Yosef tells his brothers to tell Yaakov Avinu that

וישימני לאב לפרעה

"[G-d] made me a father to Pharaoh". Rashi comments and says that this means

לחבר ולפטרון

What does Rashi mean by these words?

  • It is a bit unclear as to what Rashi means by these words however through my short research I understand him to mean that Pharaoh made Yosef like a friend (חבר) and guardian (פטרון) to Pharaoh. Jastrow defines פטרון as "a protector". Rashi is really just quoting Bereishis Rabbah 93:10. – ezra Sep 1 at 6:21
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    Patron And member of council – kouty Sep 1 at 17:59
  • @kouty - the word Patron in English has too many meanings: translate.google.com/… – Danny Schoemann Sep 2 at 8:23
  • Seems that every Perush and Targum has a variant on this theme. sefaria.org.il/… - no time to write it up - feel free to do so, anybody. – Danny Schoemann Sep 2 at 8:27
  • @DannySchoemann yes I just wanted to make a transliteration. – kouty Sep 2 at 12:22

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