an officer of high rank with Egyptian, Persian, Assyrian, and Jewish monarchs. The cup-bearer of the king of Egypt is mentioned in connection with Joseph's history ( Genesis 40:1-21 ; 41:9 ). Rabshakeh (q.v.) was cup-bearer in the Assyrian court ( 2 Kings 18:17 ). Nehemiah filled this office to the king of Persia ( Nehemiah 1:11 ). We read also of Solomon's cup-bearers ( 1 Kings 10:5 ; 2 Chr 9:4 ).