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Genesis 40:3
the place: Gen 39:20, Gen 39:23 where Joseph was bound: Or, "where Joseph was confined," for he doubtless had his personal liberty. This place, we learn from the preceding chapter - Gen 39:20, was the king's prison. All the officers in the employment of the ancient kings of Egypt, according to Diodorus Siculus, were taken from the most illustrious families of the priesthood in the country; no slave or common person being ever permitted to serve in the presence of the king. As these persons were of the most noble families, it is natural to expect they would be put, when accused, into the state prison. Reciprocal: Gen 39:21 - gave him Gen 39:22 - committed Gen 41:10 - Pharaoh Gen 42:19 - house 2Sa 20:3 - ward Joh 18:12 - bound Act 12:10 - the first