The head chef to the King of Egypt

Genesis 40:1-4, 40:16-22 and 41:1-13. The head chef was in prison with Joseph. One night he had an important dream, which Joseph interpreted.

The dream was that in three days he would die.

The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he attended them. This is how Joseph got to meet the two of them in prison.

Daniel also interpreted dreams.

Background Reading:

The Head Chef

40:1 Some time later, both the senior security advisor to the king of Egypt and his head chef offended their master, Egypt’s king. 2 Pharaoh was so angry with his two officers—his senior security advisor and his head chef— 3 that he locked them up in the prison dungeon operated by the captain of the guard, the very place where Joseph was imprisoned. 4 The captain of the guard entrusted them to Joseph’s custody, who took care of them, since they were to remain there in custody for a number of days.
Genesis 40:1-4


The Head Chef’s Dream or chief Baker

16 When the head chef heard that the interpretation was good, he told Joseph, “I was also in my dream. All of a sudden, there were three baskets with white bread stacked on top of my head. 17 There was all kinds of food in the basket that was on top, including baked food for Pharaoh. The birds were eating them from the basket on my head.”

18 Joseph replied, “This is what your dream means: The three baskets are also three days. 19 Within three more days, Pharaoh will behead you and hang you on gallows, where birds will eat your flesh from you.”

The Dreams are Fulfilled

20 On the third day, which just happened to be Pharaoh’s birthday, he threw a party for all his servants. He lifted the head of both his senior security advisor and of his head chef in front of his servants— 21 that is, he restored his senior security advisor to his former responsibilities, including attending to Pharaoh’s personal wine cup, 22 but he beheaded and hanged the head chef, just as Joseph had interpreted for them.
Genesis 40:16-22
Also read Genesis 41:1-13

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