Genesis chapter 39 Star Chart: Since "Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh" (41:46), and he was "seventeen years old" (In 1683 B.C. -- cp. Gen. 29:22) when sold into Egypt, we know that 13 years elapsed in between. Subtract 338 days in Potiphar's house and it leaves over TWELVE YEARS in prison.

Clockwise from when Potiphar "bought him (Joseph) of the hands of the (Auriga & Orion) Ishmeelites" (39:1) till "she (Auriga) caught him by his (lunar) garment, saying, Lie with me: and he (Orion) left his (lunar) garment in her (Auriga) hand, and fled, and got him out" (39:12) is 338° days. Notice the garment around Castor-Joseph's ankles and his solar buttocks showing in 1682 B.C. -- after about one year in Egypt. "Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come" (1 Cor. 10:11). Joseph's example for us is to FLEE FROM SEXUAL TEMPTATION. He "fled, and got him out" (39:12) IMMEDIATELY.

 

 

Joseph Stripped Naked, Falsely Accused
and Put in Prison For 12 Years

39:1 And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the (Auriga & Orion) Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither.

Near the pyramids built in the neighbourhood of Memphis, as is affirmed unanimously by the ancients, to this day is shown a hill, on which they say the house of Potiphar was built, whose servant the patriarch Joseph was, and some of the rubbish of the bricks are yet to be seen (Jablonski de Terra Goshen, Dissert. 6. sect. 6).

2 And the Lord (Pollux) was with Joseph (Castor), and he was a (solar gold) prosperous man; and he was in the (red radius) house of his master the Egyptian.

3 And his master (Argo) saw that the Lord (Pollux) was with him (Castor), and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in his (Orion) hand.

4 And Joseph found grace in his (Argo) sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his (red radius) house, and all that he had he put into his (Orion) hand.

5 And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his (red radius) house, and over all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian's (red radius) house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the Lord was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.

6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's (Orion) hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the (solar golden) bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured.

7 And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her (Pollux) eyes upon (Argo) Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.

8 But he (Argo) refused, and said unto his master's wife (Pollux), Behold, my master wotteth (knoweth) not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my (Orion) hand;

9 There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his (Pollux) wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?

10 And it came to pass, as she (Pollux) spake to (Argo) Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.

11 And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the (red radius) house to do his business; and there was none of the (Orion & Auriga) men of the house there within.

12 And she (Auriga) caught him by his (lunar) garment, saying, Lie with me: and he (Orion) left his (lunar) garment in her (Auriga) hand, and fled, and got him out.

13 And it came to pass, when she (Pollux) saw that he had left his (lunar) garment in her (Auriga) hand, and was fled forth,

14 That she (Pollux) called unto the (Argo, Auriga & Orion) men of her house, and (red radius) spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice:

15 And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and (red radius) cried, that he left his (lunar) garment with me, and fled, and got him out.

16 And she laid up his (lunar) garment by her, until his lord came home.

17 And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me:

18 And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and (red radius) cried, that he left his (lunar) garment with me, and fled out.

19 And it came to pass, when his master (Auriga) heard the words of his (Pollux) wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.

20 And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the (lunar red radius barred) prison, a place where the king's (Gemini) prisoners were (crescent-shackle) bound: and he was there in the prison.

21 But the Lord (Pollux) was with Joseph (Castor) , and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the (Argo) keeper of the prison.

22 And the (Argo) keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the (Gemini) prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it.

23 The (Argo) keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because the Lord (Pollux) was with him (Castor), and that which he did, the Lord made it to (solar golden) prosper.

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