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Cupbearer


Cupbearer, an officer of high rank with Egyptian, Persian, and Assyrian as well as Jewish monarchs. 1 Kings 10:5. It was his duty to fill the king’s cup and present it to him personally. Neh. 1:11. The chief cupbearer, or butler, to the king of Egypt was the means of raising Joseph to his high position. Gen. 40:1, 21; 41:9.