Monday, May 4, 2009

QQC—Joseph a Father to Pharaoh?

Quirks, Queries and Commentary—Genesis 45:8

During the same conversation where Joseph reveals himself to his brothers, he calls himself a “father to Pharaoh.” Joseph was a young man. How was he father? I suppose some could argue that he had a father role because he was Pharaoh’s advisor, but I can’t help but wonder if the Pharaoh was indeed much younger. It’s possible and it would explain why he was so eager to give Joseph control over the country. Perhaps Joseph replaced the one who had been previously advising the child-king. I have no idea, but it’s an interesting thought.

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