JOSEPH IN PRISON

By way of punishment for having traduced his ten brethren
before his father, Joseph had to languish for ten years
in the prison to which the wiles of traducers had in turn
condemned him.[136] But, on the other hand, as he had sanctified
the Name of God before the world by his chastity and
his steadfastness, he was rewarded. The letter He, which
occurs twice in the Name of God, was added to his name.
He had been called Joseph, but now he was called also
Jehoseph.[137]

Though he was bound in prison, Joseph was not yet safe
from the machinations of his mistress, whose passion for
him was in no wise lessened. In truth it was she that had

 
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