December 07, 2006

Breadcrumb: A butcher, a baker...

In prison, Joseph interprets the dreams of Pharaoh's butler and his baker, both imprisoned with him. The butler's dream is very favourable: within three days, the man will be restored to his former position of power. The baker, hearing this interpretation, rushes to tell Joseph his own dream. His, however, is an ill omen: within three days, he will be hanged. The dreams, on the surface, were similar, but the outcomes diametrically opposite. This proves the usefulness of a skilled interpreter... or at least an author with a sense of the dramatic.

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