Joseph Collects Wheat as Governor of Egypt in Preparation for the Famine
“48 And he gathered up all the food of the seven years which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field, which was round about every city, laid he up in the same. And Joseph laid up grain as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left off numbering; for it was without number.” Genesis 41:48-49 ASV
Illustration of Joseph riding through Egypt’s streets in a chariot with a herald leading the horse and announcing him. He holds several sheaves of wheat with his left arm and is collecting more from the people. A small child is handing him more sheaves. Pharaoh and four other royals emerge from a doorway behind Joseph and Pharaoh is pointing to him. An obelisk is visible in the background.
KeywordsEgypt, grain, wheat, hieroglyphics, obelisk, feed, royal, Joseph, famine, prepare, starvation, collection, fed, Governor of Egypt, years of plenty
Right Rev. Richard Gilmour, D.D. Bible History: Containing the Most Remarkable Events of the Old and New Testaments, with a Compendium of Church History (New York, NEW YORK (NY): Benziger Brothers, 1904) 35