פַּרְעֹה Strong’s #6547 paroh

And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river-side; and she saw the ark among the flags, and sent her handmaid to fetch it.

Exodus 2:5

The Hebrew pronunciation of this word is par-oh, unless the previous Hebrew letter, as a prefix or the final letter of the previous word, is a vowel, then it is phar-oh. It is believed that this is an Egyptian word meaning “great house.” The Egyptian Paroh is also referred to as a king, melek (Strongs #4428) in the Hebrew Bible. The pronunciation “pharaoh” actually comes from the ancient Greek translation called the Septuagint (LXX). In 1974 the mummy of Ramses II was deteriorating and needed to be flown from the Cairo Museum to Paris. Did you know that even a mummy needs a passport? Ramses II was issued an Egyptian passport that listed his occupation as “King (deceased).”