correctly, for in his own he had seen the interpretation of
his friend's dream, and he proceeded to tell Joseph what
he had dreamed in the night: "I also was in my dream,
and, behold, three baskets of white bread were on my head;
and in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of bake-
meats for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the
basket upon my head." Also this dream conveyed a prophecy
regarding the future of Israel: The three baskets are
the three kingdoms to which Israel will be made subject,
Babylon, Media, and Greece; and the uppermost basket
indicates the wicked rule of Rome, which will extend over
all the nations of the world, until the bird shall come, who is
the Messiah, and annihilate Rome. Again Joseph kept
the prophecy a secret. To the chief baker he gave only the
interpretation that had reference to his person, but it was

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