By Michael D. McGaha
Joseph's Cinderella-like upward thrust to a place of unbelievable energy led Jews, Christians and Muslims in medieval Spain to cherish the tale. The cross-cultural examine the biblical story contains poetry, tales and essays approximately Joseph.
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10. Pharaoh was angry with two of his servants, and he put me in prison in the house of the chief of police, me and the chief baker. 11. And he and I had a dream on the same night, each one with its own interpretation. He confessed two faults: first, the main reason why he was imprisoned; sec ond, that Joseph had relied on him, but he had done little for him, which is a fault in great men, especially in one who had found a jewel of such price, one that he should have coveted for the king. Hence, I say that there are three faults: the offense against the king for which he was imprisoned; second, not bringing the king’s attention to someone as good as Joseph; third, lack of con cern for someone who relied on him.
But God was with Joseph, and showed him mercy, and gave him favor in the eyes of the jailer. 22. And the jailer put Joseph in charge of all the prisoners who were in the jail, and he did everything << Chapter >> Home | TOC This Library PDF version is for the use on an institutional computer only. com GENESIS 37–50 21 that was done there. 23. And the jailer found no fault with him, because God was with him, and he was successful in all his work. III. Of the Dream Pharaoh’s Cupbearer and Baker Had, and How Joseph Interpreted It 40.
Chapter >> Home | TOC This Library PDF version is for the use on an institutional computer only. com 24 COAT OF MANY CULTURES again, and do me the kindness of mentioning me to Pharaoh, for you will be able to take me out of this prison. 15. ” 16. And the chief baker saw that Joseph had interpreted the dream well. Rabbi Solomon says that each of these men dreamed what was going to hap pen to the other; that is, the baker dreamed what was going to happen to the cupbearer, and when he heard Joseph’s words he remembered that that was just the way he had dreamed it, and he saw that he had interpreted it well, and considered him wise, and decided it would be a good idea to tell him his dream too.