an officer of high rank with Egyptian, Persian and Assyrian as well as Jewish monarchs. ( 1 Kings 10:5 ) It was his duty to fill the kings cup and present it to him personally. ( Nehemiah 1:11 ) The chief cupbearer, or butler, to the king of Egypt was the means of raising Joseph to his high position. ( Genesis 40:1 Genesis 40:21 ; 41:9 )
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Cupbearer,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".