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Cupbearer, [N]

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 Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Cupbearer,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

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