agreement regarding him. Each desired to have sole and
exclusive possession of him. They therefore decided to
leave him with a shopkeeper until they should come back to
Egypt again with their merchandise. And God let Joseph
find grace in the sight of the shopkeeper. All that he had,
his whole house, he put into Joseph's hand, and therefore
the Lord blessed him with much silver and gold, and Joseph
remained with him for three months and five days.

At that time there came from Memphis the wife of Potiphar,
and she cast her eyes upon Joseph, of whose comeliness
of person she had heard from the eunuchs. She
told her husband how that a certain shopkeeper had grown
rich through a young Hebrew, and she added: "But it is
said that the youth was stolen away out of the land of

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