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Genesis 41:38 Then Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can we find a man like this, in whom is a divine spirit?"

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      38. Pharaoh said unto his servants--The kings of ancient Egypt were assisted in the management of state affairs by the advice of the most distinguished members of the priestly order; and, accordingly, before admitting Joseph to the new and extraordinary office that was to be created, those ministers were consulted as to the expediency and propriety of the appointment.
      a man in whom the Spirit of God is--An acknowledgment of the being and power of the true God, though faint and feeble, continued to linger amongst the higher classes long after idolatry had come to prevail.

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Brief Summary: Pharaoh dreams of the kine and the ears, Joseph interprets the dreams, his interpretation reveals seven years of plenty and seven years of famine, he proposes a solution of grain storage throughout the famine, Pharaoh applauds him and makes him ruler of all Egypt, Joseph marries an Egyptian named Asenath, Joseph gathers grain as the sand upon the seashore, Asenath bearish two children Ephraim and Manasseh, Joseph sells grain to the Egyptians and others during the famine.

Outline
1 Pharaoh's two dreams
25 Joseph interprets them
33 Josephe gives Pharaoh counsel
38 Joseph is promoted
50 The birth of Manasseh and Ephraim
53 The famine begins

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Ancient Customs
chief butler
Pharaoh
Dreams
shaved
changed his raiment
Egyptian magicians
famine
Pharaoh's ring
vestures of fine linen
gold chain about his neck
Egyptian priest of On

Ancient Topics
Hebrew
an answer of peace

Ancient People
Pharaoh, Joseph, butler, Asenath, Manasseh, Ephraim
Zaphnathpaaneah
Potipherah

Geography
Egypt
On (Heliopolis)

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