Transquotation: Genesis 41:1; 8; 56-57

21 Jan

Hello again!

A quick forewarning here, the verses will probably seem extremely disjointed, that’s because I didn’t want to copy and paste the entire chapter into this one blog post. So instead, I copied and pasted the verses that tell the same story… Only, without the context of the other verses. Now that I’ve said that:

This is what God gave me today in His word:


After two whole years, Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing by the Nile, (Genesis 41:1)

So in the morning his spirit was troubled, and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was none who could interpret them to Pharaoh. (Genesis 41:8)

So when the famine had spread over all the land, Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe in the land of Egypt. Moreover, all the earth came to Egypt to Joseph to buy grain, because the famine was severe over all the earth. (Genesis 41:56-57)


And when, after living a life full of disobedience to God, we realized we did need to be made right with God, we called upon on all our efforts and will power, and tried to work our way to Heaven. But none of our works could save us, and we were greatly troubled by our sin and our own inability to conquer it. Yet then came Jesus, and though there was a great famine in our souls, he fed us with Himself; His own body, and we were saved.

Explanation of the transquote:

We, like Pharaoh, tried to summon all our resources (magicians) and overcome sin… Or in Pharaoh’s case, find out the meaning of a dream. Yet then came Jesus, or in the case of Pharaoh, Joseph; and He saved us/told him his dream.

New Testament confirmation:

26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying,“Take and eat; this is my body.”

 27 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 This is my blood of the[b] covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. (Matthew 26:26-28)

Context confirmation:

And let them gather all the food of these good years that are coming and store up grain under the authority of Pharaoh for food in the cities, and let them keep it. That food shall be a reserve for the land against the seven years of famine that are to occur in the land of Egypt, so that the land may not perish through the famine.” (Genesis 41:35-36)

Joseph had the solution for Pharaoh: store up food. Jesus has the solution for us: Himself. They both had a solution for two sinners… Though the solutions were very different, the concept is the same. — This supports the transquote by supporting the connection between Joseph and Jesus.

You are Loved!

Joshua Cleveland


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