A confidant in a royal entourage (1Kgs 10:5). The cupbearer could exercise influence on a king’s policies (Neh 1:11-2:8). The first servant of Pharaoh imprisoned with Joseph had held Pharaoh’s cup (Gen 40:11), suggesting that the cupbearer carried responsibility for nurturing (giving food and drink to) those in his care.

1Kgs 10:5

5the food of his table, the seating of his officials, and the attendance of his servants, their clothing, his valets, and his burnt offerings that he offered at ... View more

Neh 1:11-2:8

11O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give success to your se ... View more

Gen 40:11

11Pharaoh's cup was in my hand; and I took the grapes and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and placed the cup in Pharaoh's hand.”

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