Episode 20: Potiphar's wife and the interpretation of dreams
Potiphar buys Joseph
391 When the Ishmaelites arrived in Egypt, Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, bought Joseph from them. 3-4 Potiphar saw that God was with Joseph, so he made Joseph the overseer of his house. 5 And God blessed Potiphar's house for Joseph's sake. 6 Joseph was good-looking.
God will send seven good years followed by seven years of famine.
And the famine will be world-wide and very grievous.
40-41 The Pharaoh said to Joseph, God has shown you how to interpret my dreams. You will rule the land of Egypt. 42-45 The Pharaoh took off his ring and put it on Joseph's hand, gave him some fancy clothes, and put a gold chain around his neck. He gave him a chariot and commanded everyone in Egypt to obey him. He gave Joseph a new name (Zaphnathpaaneah) and a wife (Asenath). Joseph drove his new chariot over all of the land of Egypt.
48 During the seven good years, Joseph gathered and stored all the food.
50 Meanwhile, Joseph and his Egyptian wife Asenath had two boys: Manasseh and Ephraim.
53-57 As Joseph predicted, the seven good years were followed by seven bad ones. When the famine struck, everyone on earth had to buy their food from Joseph. If they couldn't travel that far or didn't have enough money, they starved. It was a seven-year, earth-wide famine.
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And she wasn't alone about that. Everyone was impressed by his good looks - including God.
Potiphar's wife just couldn't control herself around Joseph. He was just so darned good looking.
The Pharaoh had a birthday party (40:20)
The only birthday parties in the Bible were for Pharaoh and KIng Herod (Mt 14:6, Mk 6:21 ), who were both bad guys. So it's wrong to celebrate birthdays - according to the Governing Body of the Jehovah's Witnesses.
(If you do you'll be destroyed at Armageddon.)
Everyone on earth had to buy their food from Joseph (41:57)
The Aztecs, the Chinese, and the Australians all came to Joseph to buy corn.