So the Pharaoh has had some troubling dreams, but none of the Egyptian priests and astrologers can interpret it for him. It’s at this time that the cupbearer finally remembers that Joseph is in prison. It’s been two years, but at least it wasn’t a lifetime. Still, the cupbearer should probably have taken some ginkgo, maybe then he wouldn’t have been in prison in the first place.
Pharaoh’s dreams are actually pretty straightforward. He dreams of seven stalks of grain that are nice and plump. Then the seven stalks wither away. Next Pharaoh dreams of seven fat cows, but then they became thin and wasted away.
Joseph, without breaking a sweat, tells the Pharaoh that there will be seven years of plenty followed by seven years of famine. Pharaoh is so impressed that he pulls Joseph out of prison and makes him governor of all of Egypt. So it’s a good thing that he had experience doing that for Potiphar and that Potiphar’s wife accused him of rape.
The dreams are a big thing that I’ll deal with next, but rest assured there is more to Joseph’s story that needs to be told.