In just three days Pharaoh will lift up your head-from off you-and hang you on a tree. Then the birds will eat the flesh from your body."
Genesis 40:19 Meaning and Commentary
Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head from off thee Order thee to be beheaded; so the Targum of Jonathan and Ben Melech interpret it,
``Pharaoh shall remove thy head from thy body with a sword:''
and shall hang thee on a tree; his body after his head was severed from it, this should be hung upon a gallows or gibbet, and there continue: and the birds shall eat the flesh from off thee; as they usually do when bodies are thus hung up, see ( 2 Samuel 21:92 Samuel 21:10 ) ; this was signified by the birds eating the bakemeats out of the uppermost basket when upon his head, as it seemed to him in his dream.