The dream of Pharaoh’s Chief Cupbearer: A response to Philo of Alexandria

  • Yong Lu (Author)
    Faculty of Christian Philosophy, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw
    Yong Lu is a Ph.D student in Psychology at the Faculty of Christian Philosophy, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Poland since 2016. He currently studies under the Erasmus + programme in Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. His research is multidisciplinary with an emphasis on behavioral decision making of psychology and Christianity theology. He has published a few papers in relation to psychologically individual differences, cognitive fallacies, comparison between Christianity and Confucianism, behavioral models' selection in individual decision making, biblical dreams, leadership in the bible, etc.

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Abstract

Genesis 40 tells of the Joseph’s interpretation of the dream of Pharaoh’s chief cupbearer. The scope of this article offers a novel argument against Philo of Alexandria for his negative hermeneutics of the chief cupbearer’s dream and allegorical implications, as he replaces linguistic terms in the Hebrew and/or Greek text, “cupbearer” with “eunuch”. The allegorical method which might account for similarities of dream interpretations between Philo and the Freudian and Jungian school is discussed.

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Published
2020-03-30
Language
en
Keywords
allegorical dreams; cupbearer; eunuch; Philo of Alexandria
How to Cite
Lu, Y. (2020). The dream of Pharaoh’s Chief Cupbearer: A response to Philo of Alexandria. International Journal of Dream Research, 13(1), 105-109. https://doi.org/10.11588/ijodr.2020.1.63461