and dismissed all parties concerned.
With the permission of her husband, Potiphar's wife sent
a eunuch to the Ishmaelites, bidding him to buy Joseph, but
he returned and reported that they demanded an exorbitant
price for the slave. She dispatched a second eunuch, charging
him to conclude the bargain, and though they asked
one mina of gold, or even two, he was not to be sparing of
money, he was to be sure to buy the slave and bring him to
her. The eunuch gave the Ishmaelites eighty pieces of gold
for Joseph, telling his mistress, however, that he had paid
out a hundred pieces. Joseph noticed the deception, but he
kept silent, that the eunuch might not be put to shame.
Thus Joseph became the slave of the idolatrous priest