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Verses of Genesis 40

Genesis 40 Summary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Ch. 40 (E.) Joseph interprets the Dreams of Pharaoh’s Officers

The contents of this chapter are from E. Joseph’s master (cf. Gen 37:36) is the officer in whose house is the prison; and he commits to the charge of Joseph, his slave, the two court-officials whose dreams Joseph correctly interprets.

The section leads up to the dénouement in ch. 41. The details are skilfully drawn. The scene is pronounced by Egyptologists to be faithful to the conditions of Egyptian life in the 14th century b.c.

Though the narrative is from E, the Compiler endeavours to harmonize the account with that of J by inserting words in Gen 40:3 ; Gen 40:5 ; Gen 40:15.

1 8. The two officers in prison.

9 19. The interpretation of their dreams.

20 23. Their fulfilment.

Verses of Genesis 40

Consult other comments:

Genesis 40:0 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Genesis 40:0 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Genesis 40:0 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Genesis 40:0 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Genesis 40:0 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Genesis 40:0 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Genesis 40:0 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Genesis 40:0 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Genesis 40:0 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges