On — Strength; Light

This is a significant word in Royal Arch Masonry, and refers to the city of On in Egypt, and indirectly to the sun-god Ra, who represented to the Egyptians much the same conception of Deity as represented by the name Jehovah among the Hebrews. The city of On was the chief seat of the worship of the god Ra; Joseph's wife, Asenath, was the daughter of Poti-pherah, the chief priest in the Temple of Ra at On. – ( Genesis 41:45 )

Biblical References

Genesis 41:45

And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt.

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