[b-hebrew] Portrait of Joseph in Chapter 40 of Genesis

George Athas George.Athas at moore.edu.au
Sun Mar 25 21:48:08 EDT 2012


Jim Stinehart wrote:

> isn’t it a mystery why the Baker’s dream of three innocuous baskets would portend that he would be impaled 3 days hence?

Nope. The imagery of the birds pecking is enough to portend the baker's death. It's what birds did to corpses impaled in the open air. You just have to read the text. Plain and simple. No mystery. No enigma. No chicanery. Just a simple story. End of story.


GEORGE ATHAS
Director of Postgraduate Studies,
Moore Theological College (moore.edu.au)
Sydney, Australia




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