Genesis 30:24

And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD shall add to me another son.

And she called his name Joseph,.... Which signifies "adding", or rather, "to be added"; or, "God shall add", giving this reason for it;

and said, The LORD shall add to me another son: which is expressive of strong faith; that as she had begun to bear children, she should bear another, as she did; though some read the words as a wish or prayer, "may the Lord", or, "and that the Lord would add", &c. {h}; but our version seems best: the name Joseph is composed of two words, one which signifies to gather or take away, used in Genesis 30:23, and another which signifies to add; and so has respect to the Lord's taking away her reproach, and adding to her another son: Melo, an Heathen writer, makes mention of Joseph by name, as Polyhistor {i} relates, and makes him the twelfth and last son of Abraham, whereas he was the eleventh of Jacob. He was born, as the Jews say {k}, the twenty seventh of Tammuz or June, and lived one hundred and ten years.

{h} Poy "addat", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator.
{i} Apud. Euseb. Praepar. Evangel. l. 9. c. 19. p. 421.
{k} Shalshal. ibid.