Commentary on
The Book of Jasher
Chapter 46:1-10.

Text
XLVI:1  In those days Joseph was still confined in the prison house in the land of Egypt.
XLVI:2  At that time the attendants of Pharaoh were standing before him, the chief of the butlers
          and the chief of the bakers which belonged to the king of Egypt.
XLVI:3  And the butler took wine and placed it before the king to drink, and the baker placed bread
          before the king to eat, and the king drank of the wine and ate of the bread, he and his
          servants and ministers that ate at the king’s table.
XLVI:4  And whilst they were eating and drinking, the butler and the baker remained there, and
          Pharaoh’s ministers found many flies in the wine, which the butler had brought, and stones
          of nitre were found in the baker’s bread.
XLVI:5  And the captain of the guard placed Joseph as an attendant on Pharaoh’s officers, and
          Pharaoh’s officers were in confinement one year.
XLVI:6  And at the end of the year, they both dreamed dreams in one night, in the place of
          confinement where they were, and in the morning Joseph came to them to attend upon them
          as usual, and he saw them, and behold their countenances were dejected and sad.
XLVI:7  And Joseph asked them, Why are your countenances sad and dejected this day? And they
          said unto him, We dreamed a dream, and there is no one to interpret it; and Joseph said unto
          them, Relate, I pray you, your dream unto me, and
Elohim shall give you an answer of peace
          as you desire.
XLVI:8  And the butler related his dream unto Joseph, and he said, I saw in my dream, and behold
          a large vine was before me, and upon that vine I saw three branches, and the vine speedily
          blossomed and reached a great height, and its clusters were ripened and became grapes.
XLVI:9  And I took the grapes and pressed them in a cup, and placed it in Pharaoh’s hand and
          he drank; and Joseph said unto him, The three branches that were upon the vine are three
          days.
XLVI:10  Yet within three days, the king will order thee to be brought out and he will restore thee
          to thy office, and thou shalt give the king his wine to drink as at first when thou wast his
          butler; but let me find favor in thy sight, that thou shalt remember me to Pharaoh when it
          will be well with thee, and do a kindness unto me, and get me brought forth from this prison,
          for I was stolen away from the land of Canaan and was sold for a slave in this place.

Commentary

Commentary on Jasher XLVI:1
(21 April 2009): 


Gael Bataman
Originally Written:       21 April 2009
Latest Update:           21 April 2009


  
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