He even appointed him to be the overseer of the prison,
and as Joseph commanded, so the other prisoners were
obliged to do.[142]

For a long time the people talked of nothing but the
accusation raised against Joseph by his mistress. In
order to divert the attention of the public from him, God
ordained that two high officers, the chief butler and the
chief baker, should offend their lord, the king of Egypt, and
they were put in ward in the house of the captain of the
guard. Now the people ceased their talk about Joseph, and
spoke only of the scandal at court. The charges laid at the
door of the noble prisoners were that they had attempted to
do violence to the daughter of Pharaoh, and they had
conspired to poison the king himself. Besides, they had

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