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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 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Cup-bearer". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .