-Genesis 41:44= Pharaoh rewards Joseph by having "a herald proclaim [κηρυξ εκηρυξεν] (his arrival) ahead of him [εμπροσθεν αυτου]."
-Mark 1:2= (an anonymous bat-qol (from YHWH?) declares that God will: "Send out [αποστελλω] a messenger to prepare the way before (=ahead of) you [εμπροσθεν σου]"
-Mark 1:4= John "was proclaiming" [κηρυσσων] and in verse 7 "he proclaimed" [εκηρυσσε]
-Note also how Pharaoh's statement of praise to Joseph at Genesis 41:40b (="Only (in being on) the throne will I excel you!") is so similar in content to Mark 1:8 where John enthuses: "I indeed [εγω μεν] baptize with water, but he will with spirit..."
-Gen 41:8= Pharaoh "sent out [αποστειλας] to all the interpreters [εξηγητας]... but there were none reporting [απαγγελλων]." (=i.e. 'able to explain the correct exegesis')
-Gen 41:42b= Pharaoh "dressed [ενεδυσεν] Joseph in an expensive outfit [στολην βυσσινην] and put a gold collar [κλοιον] around [περι] his neck [τραχηλον]."
=Mark 1:6 borrows yet transforms the above by quoting from 1Kings concerning Elijah's distinguishing characteristics= John was "dressed [ενδεδυμενος] in camel hair [τριχας καμηλου]" and "around [περι] his waist" was animal-skin loincloth. (=A multivalent allusion!)
-Gen 41:1-2= "It came to pass [εγενετο] after two years of days [ημερων] that Pharaoh saw [ειδεν] (in a dream)... behold [ιδου]!—as if from out of the river [εκ του ποταμου] came up [ανεβαινον] seven oxen."
-Mark 1:9-10= "It came to pass [εγενετο] in those days [ημεραις] ... "coming up [αναβαινων] from the water [απο του υδατος], he saw/beheld [ειδε] ... the spirit [το πνευμα]..."
-Mark 1:5= "in the Jordan river [εν τω ... ποταμω]
-Gen 41:9= realizing he had failed his old cell-mate Joseph, the winetaster told Pharaoh: "My sin [αμαρτιαν] I (now) call to mind [αναμιμνησκω] today!" (=this is where and why Mark mentioned John's baptism was meant only for "calling to mind previous sins" (=Mark 1:5b= εξομολουμενο τας αμαρτιας αυτων)
=== note how there might be some affinity between how the oxen were " a sorry sight" while John admits himself to be "unfit" compared to the Messiah.
-Gen 41:29, 31= Joseph explains that prosperity "is coming" [ερχεται] but warns as well that afterwards shall take arrive a famine that is "very strong, exceedingly" [ισχυρος γαρ εσται σϕοδρα]
-Mark 1:7= John tells the crowds how: "There is (some)one coming [ερχεται] after me [οπισω] who is stronger [ο ισχυροτερος]..."
-Gen 41:19 = "There arrived after them [οπισω αυτων] another 7 (symbolic dream) oxen."
-Gen 41:57= "And all the regions [και πασαι αι χωραι] went (to buy grain from Joseph)"
-Gen 41:55 = Egypt's king decrees: "You go forth [πορευεσθε] to Joseph and whatever he says, do it!" (=this line is quoted by Jesus' mother Mary at John 2:5!)
-Mark 1:5= "there went forth [εξεπορευετο] all the region [πασα η χωρα]...
-Mark 1:8 = John declares that Jesus possesses "the holy spirit" [πνευματι αγιω]
-Gen 41:38= Pharaoh questions where they'll be able "to discover a man with the Spirit of God in him [πνευμα θεου εν αυτου]?"
===Of course there is more, much more!
But for that see my forthcoming book "Cleverly Devised Myth", available in spring 2019!
Discussion about the New Testament, apocrypha, gnostics, church fathers, Christian origins, historical Jesus or otherwise, etc.
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