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Joseph's Cinderella-like upward thrust to a place of unbelievable strength led Jews, Christians and Muslims in medieval Spain to cherish the tale. The cross-cultural examine the biblical story comprises poetry, tales and essays approximately Joseph.
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42. ” << Chapter >> Home | TOC This Library PDF version is for the use on an institutional computer only. com 30 COAT OF MANY CULTURES his neck. 43. And he had him carried in Pharaoh’s second [best] litter, and everyone went before him bowing down and proclaim ing that Pharaoh had put him in charge of all the land of Egypt. 44. ” 45. 55 It is the custom of kings to give their favorites a new name. Nabuchodonosor did the same thing with Daniel. And he married him to Asenath, daughter of Poti-phera, who was minister in On (sacerdotis [H]eliopoleos)56 which is Alexandria.
And Joseph called the name of his firstborn Manasseh, which means “forgetfulness,” “because the Lord made me forget all my distress, and all the house of my father;” 52. ” 53–55. And when the years of plenty were fulfilled and the seven years of famine began to come, as Joseph had said, the people cried out to the king for bread. ”57 56. And the famine spread throughout the land, and Joseph opened all the granaries that contained food, and sold it to the Egyptians. And the famine was very severe in the land of Egypt.
Master Alfon applies all of this interpretation to the church and its priests and benefices. 11. ” 12. Joseph said to him: “What it means is this: The three branches mean three days. 13. Before three days it will happen that the king will take account of you along with some other noblemen and restore you to your post and status; and you will place Pharaoh’s cup in his hand as was your custom formerly, when you were his cupbearer. 14. When you regain your status, please remember me when all is well with you 39 The name of at least four different rabbis cited in the Mishnah.