Biblical history 18: Joseph to Potiphar and in prison

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Joseph ends up after being sold by his brothers to slave traders, in Egypt. Here he becomes a slave of Potiphar. Potiphar recognizes that Joseph is a special slave and set him at the head of the household. When Potiphar's wife tries to seduce Joseph, and it does not cooperate, Joseph ends up in prison. Here he meets the butler and the baker of the Pharaoh, whose dreams he interprets. The donor is free but remember to intercede for Joseph to Pharaoh.

Joseph to Potiphar and in the prison

In the service of Potiphar
The Ismaëlietsche merchants sell Joseph by a caravan of Midianites to take him to Egypt. There they sell him to Potiphar, who was chief officer of the guard of Pharaoh. Joseph's extraordinary beauty, wisdom and civilized ways of attracting the attention of his master. Potiphar recognizes the extraordinary abilities of Joseph and knows that he is no ordinary slave. He places him above all the other slaves and soon Joseph stands at the head of the household. Potiphar's house flourishes under the care of Joseph, for God was with Joseph and blessed him with everything he does.
Joseph is falsely accused
In his position as head of the household, Joseph can not avoid contact with Potiphar's wife and her friends. They are very attracted by its extraordinary beauty and charm.
One day, during the Feast of the Rising Nile, Joseph left alone in the house behind while the rest of the household go to the services of the Egyptian temples. Zelicha, Potiphar's wife remains at home because they know that Joseph will stay at home because he does not go to Egyptian temples. She hopes that they spend all day in Joseph's neighborhood can be. But she does not know Joseph. All her promises can not tempt him to stay with her. Joseph sees his old father before his eyes and he can not betray the trust of his father. Potiphar's wife is so wicked that Joseph fled the house and his clothes in haste forgot. Later, Potiphar's wife tells her husband that Joseph tried to harass her.
Joseph is thrown in jail
Although Potiphar is convinced that Joseph is innocent, he wants to keep his wife's honor. He lets torturing Joseph and throw him in jail. Again, it is God in Joseph. Joseph soon gets the confidence of the jailer and is put in charge of the other prisoners.
Joseph, the dream interpreter
Not much later brought the butler and the baker of the Pharaoh in prison because Pharaoh is dissatisfied with their services. Joseph befriends them and they talk a lot with each other.
One morning Joseph affects both sad to. Joseph asks what's going on. They tell him that they had dreamed of and that no one can explain the dream. Joseph says that the meaning of dreams lies in God's hands and that he can explain dreams with God's help.
The giver says: "In my dream, behold, a vine was before me; And in the vine were three branches: and it was like budding, his blossom forth, its clusters ripened into grapes And Pharaoh's cup was in. my hand, and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand. "
Joseph explains the dream as follows: "The three branches are three days: Yet within three days Pharaoh will lift up your head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when. thou wast his butler. "
Joseph asks whether the same donor will think of him to intercede with Pharaoh once he is free again.
The baker tells his dream: "I was in my dream, and behold, three baskets of white bread were on my head And in the uppermost basket there was of all food for Pharaoh that the baker makes, and the birds ate them out of the basket. upon my head. "
Joseph explains the dream as follows: "The three baskets are three days: Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds will eat your flesh from off thee.."
The interpretations of Joseph prove to be correct. Three days later, Pharaoh's birthday. This allows the donor free and let hang the baker. The donor, however, no longer remembers Joseph who remains in prison.

Summary - questions

To check for yourself whether you have understood the texts are some questions here. The answers can be found in the text above.
  • How does Joseph into Egypt?
  • Why is Potiphar impressed with Joseph?
  • Why do not manage to seduce Joseph, Potiphar's wife?
  • Why Potiphar gives his wife alike while he is convinced that Joseph is innocent?
  • What explanation Joseph indicates the dreams of the butler and the baker?
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