Genesis chapter 40 Star Chart: Since "two full years" passed (41:1) till "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 till he stood before Pharaoh in 1670 B.C. That makes this butler-baker incident in chapter 40 occur in 1672 B.C.

Clockwise from when "they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the (Aquarius) butler (cupbearer) and the (Capricorn) baker of the (Cepheus) king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison" (40:5) till "within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's (Crater) cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his (Aquarius) butler" (cupbearer)(40:13) is three 12-hour days totalling 36°. And to the (Capricorn) chief baker he said "within three days shall Pharaoh (Cepheus) lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a (green Milky Way) tree; and the birds (Corvus & Cygnus) shall eat thy (Virgo) flesh from off thee" (40:19) "in the uppermost (lunar) basket" (40:17).

The CROOK was a (red radius) cane with a (lunar crescent) hooked handle, sometimes gold-plated and reinforced with blue copper bands. It probably derived from the shepherd's crosier. The FLAIL was a (red radius) rod with three attached (lunar) beaded, strands. It possibly derived from a shepherd's whip or a fly whisk.


The Butler Was Restored and The Baker Hanged on Pharaoh's Birthday -- Three Days After Their Visions

40:1 And it came to pass after these things, that the (Aquarius) butler of the (Cepheus) king of Egypt and his (Capricorn) baker had offended their lord the (Cepheus) king of Egypt.

The word is rendered in Nehemiah 1:11, “cupbearer,” an officer who looked after the king’s cellar.

2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers (Aquarius & Capricorn), against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.

3 And he put them in ward in the (red radius) house of the captain of the guard, into the (red radius barred) prison, the place where Joseph was bound.

4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward.(202 days + 3 twelve-hour days)

5 And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler (Aquarius) and the baker (Capricorn) of the (Cepheus) king of Egypt, which were bound in the (red radius barred) prison.

6 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were (lunar black crescent frown) sad.

7 And he asked Pharaoh's (Capricorn & Aquarius) officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?

8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.

9 And the chief butler (Virgo) told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a (red radius) vine was before me;

10 And in the vine were three (red radius) branches: and it was as though it (lunar) budded, and her (lunar) blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes (full red sun and gibbous white moons):

11 And (Cepheus) Pharaoh's (Crater) cup was in my (Aquarius) hand: and I took the (lunar and solar) grapes, and pressed them into (Cepheus) Pharaoh's (Crater) cup, and I gave the (Crater) cup into (Cepheus) Pharaoh's hand.

Herodotus relates of the Egyptian priests, that wine pressed out of the vine is given them: Euterpe sive, l. 2. c. 37.

12 And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days:(12 hours per day)

13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine (Virgo) head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver (Cepheus) Pharaoh's (Crater) cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler.

14 But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this (red radius barred) house:

15 For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.

16 When the chief baker (Virgo) (lunar eye balls) saw that the interpretation was good, he (red radius) said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, I had three white (lunar) baskets on my (Virgo) head:

17 And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of bakemeats (pastries, tarts, pies) for Pharaoh; and the (Corvus, Cygnus) birds did (red radius) eat them out of the (gibbous lunar) basket upon my (Virgo) head.

18 And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days: (12 hours per day)

19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall (red radius rope with lunar noose) hang thee on a (green Milky Way) tree; and the birds (Corvus, Cygnus) shall (red radius) eat thy flesh from off thee.

20 And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast unto all his (constellation) servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler (Aquarius) and of the chief baker (Capricorn) among his servants.

Proclamations of amnesty on royal birthdays have been universal. They can be illustrated from the royal proclamations preserved in Egyptian inscriptions.

21 And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the (Crater) cup into Pharaoh's hand:

22 But he (red radius rope with lunar noose) hanged the chief baker (Virgo): as Joseph had interpreted to them.

23 Yet did not the chief butler (Aquarius) remember Joseph, but forgat him.



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