The Book of Dreams
Wisdom's Corner
The Book of Dreams

Last time we discussed the dream of Pharaoh about the seven fat cows. Read Genesis 41:1-37 again. The second dream Pharaoh had was about seven fat ears of corn that grew out of one stalk. Then seven thin ears came out of one stalk as a strong east wind blew. The seven thin ears ate the seven fat ears.

Pharaoh could not figure out what the dream meant nor could any of his wise men. Joseph was brought to Pharaoh and interpreted the dream with the help of God.

As we learned last time the goddess Hathor was believed to control the Nile. When the Nile flooded its banks it brought much needed water to the surrounding land. Then good crops could be grown and harvested after the flood waters left. Thus, Pharaoh would have believed that Hathor was at work in the seven fat ears of corn. But he could not understand the thin ears eating the fat ears.

The wise men of Egypt had a book known as "The Book of Dreams." This book had been written over many years. The book described and, the Egyptians believed, interpreted many dreams. The wise men were supposed to be able to interpret any dream from this book. Some wise men did nothing but study dreams all their lives. But they could not interpret this dream. Only Joseph with God's help could interpret this dream.

God is in control of the world. He alone is God. I am glad that He has given us the Bible so that we can learn about Him and what He wants us to do. Until next time, keep studying your Bible. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 2002

Published by The Old Paths Bible School