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Potiphar and His Wife Desire Joseph

“Now Joseph was well-built and handsome”—Genesis 39:7

Prof. Rabbi

Rachel Adelman



Joseph in Custody: Enslaved or Imprisoned

Joseph, sold by two different groups (Midianites and Ishmaelites), seems to have been bought by two different men (Potiphar, captain of the guard, and an unnamed Egyptian man), leading to two discrete storylines, each of which place Joseph in a different position when he meets the cupbearer and the baker.

Dr. Rabbi

Zev Farber



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