Butler
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Butler

One of the officers of the king's household, (Nehemiah 1:11) who had charge of the wine and poured it out for the king. The chief butler, as the title signifies, was in charge of the butlers. (Genesis 40:1-13)

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Properly a servant in charge of the wine (Genesis 40:1-13; 41:9). The Hebrew word, mashkeh, thus translated is rendered also (plural) "cup-bearers" (1 Kings 10:5; 2 Chronicles 9:4). Nehemiah (1:11) was cup-bearer to king Artaxerxes. It was a position of great responsibility and honour in royal households.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) An officer in a king's or a nobleman's household, whose principal business it is to take charge of the liquors, plate, etc.; the head servant in a large house.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BUTLER

but'-ler: An officer in households of kings, or other dignitaries, having charge of wines and other potables. mashqeh, "one who gives drink" (Genesis 40:1-23; Genesis 41:9), rendered "cupbearer" in 1 Kings 10:5 2 Chronicles 9:4; Nehemiah 1:11. The office was one of consider ble importance in oriental courts, because of the danger to the king's life through plots of poison, etc. Nehemiah held this position to King Artaxerxes. Wealthy courts, as that of Solomon, usually had more than one (1 Kings 10:5); over these cupbearers or butlers was the sar ha-mash-qim, or chief butler (Genesis 40:9).

Edward Bagby Pollard

Strong's Hebrew
4945. mashqeh -- butler, cupbearer
... 4944, 4945. mashqeh. 4945a . butler, cupbearer. Transliteration: mashqeh
Phonetic Spelling: (mash-keh') Short Definition: butler. ...
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4945a. mashqeh -- butler, cupbearer
... 4945, 4945a. mashqeh. 4945b . butler, cupbearer. Transliteration: mashqeh
Short Definition: cupbearer. Word Origin from shaqah Definition ...
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7262. Rabshaqeh -- perhaps "chief of the officers," an Assyr. ...
... military leader NASB Word Usage Rabshakeh (16). Rabshakeh. From rab and shaqah;
chief butler; Rabshakeh, a Bab. Official -- Rabshakeh. see HEBREW rab. ...
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4453. meltsar -- perhaps guardian
... Melzar. Of Persian derivation; the butler or other officer in the Babylonian court --
Melzar. 4452, 4453. meltsar. 4454 . Strong's Numbers.
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Library

Introduction.
... INTRODUCTION. Joseph Butler was born in 1692, youngest of eight children
of a linendraper at Wantage, in Berkshire. His father was ...
//christianbookshelf.org/butler/human nature/introduction.htm

Imagination in Prayer
... I NEVER see, or hear, or speak, or write the word "imagination" without being arrested
and recalled to what Pascal and Butler and Edwards have all said, with ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/whyte/lord teach us to pray/xx imagination in prayer.htm

Human Nature
... Title Page. HUMAN NATURE AND OTHER SERMONS. BY JOSEPH BUTLER BISHOP OF DURHAM. CASSELL
& COMPANY, LIMITED: LONDON, PARIS, NEW YORK & MELBOURNE.1887. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/butler/human nature/title page.htm

Joseph, a Servant, a Prisoner, and a Saint.
... One was his chief cook, and one was the chief butler, who always handed
the wine cup to the king, and Joseph had the care of them. ...
/.../lathbury/childs story of the bible/chapter vii joseph a servant.htm

Joseph's Eagerness to Help Others
... After these things the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker offended their
master the king of Egypt, and Pharaoh was so angry with these two officers that ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/josephs eagerness to help others.htm

Human Nature
Human Nature. <. Human Nature Joseph Butler. Edited by Henry Morley;
Transcribed from the 1887 Cassell & Co. edition by ...
//christianbookshelf.org/butler/human nature/

Upon Human Nature.
Human Nature. <. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/butler/human nature/sermon i upon human nature.htm

Upon Human Nature.
Human Nature. <. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/butler/human nature/sermon ii iii upon human.htm

The Natural Supremacy of Reflection
Human Nature. <. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/butler/human nature/sermon iii the natural supremacy.htm

Upon the Government of the Tongue.
Human Nature. <. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/butler/human nature/sermon iv upon the government.htm

Thesaurus
Butler (9 Occurrences)
...BUTLER. but'-ler: An officer in households of kings, or other dignitaries, having
charge of wines and other potables. ...Butler (9 Occurrences). ...
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Butlers (13 Occurrences)
... (YLT). Genesis 40:21 And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again;
and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand: (Root in KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT RSV). ...
/b/butlers.htm - 10k

Butlership (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) The office of a butler. Multi-Version
Concordance Butlership (1 Occurrence). Genesis 40:21 And he ...
/b/butlership.htm - 6k

Cupbearer (10 Occurrences)
... This officer is first mentioned in Scripture in Genesis 40:1, where the Hebrew word
elsewhere translated "cupbearer" is rendered "butler." The phrase "chief of ...
/c/cupbearer.htm - 12k

Sardis (3 Occurrences)
... 361-62): Dr. CC Tracy, of Marsovan, has made a visit to ancient Sardis and observed
the work of his countryman, Professor Butler, of Princeton University, who ...
/s/sardis.htm - 13k

Conscience (36 Occurrences)
... "Let any plain, honest man," says Butler, "before he engages in any course of action,
ask himself, Is this I am going about right, or is it wrong? ...
/c/conscience.htm - 37k

Joseph (248 Occurrences)
... he had said. This led to Joseph's being remembered subsequently by the
chief butler when Pharaoh also dreamed. At his suggestion ...
/j/joseph.htm - 91k

Offended (26 Occurrences)
... (KJV WBS). Genesis 40:1 It happened after these things, that the butler of the king
of Egypt and his baker offended their lord, the king of Egypt. ...
/o/offended.htm - 14k

Governor (78 Occurrences)
... (7.) Hebrews sar, a ruler or chief; a word of very general use. It is used of the
chief baker of Pharaoh (Genesis 40:16); of the chief butler (40:2, etc. ...
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Forgat (9 Occurrences)
... (pp) of Forget. Multi-Version Concordance Forgat (9 Occurrences). Genesis 40:23
Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him. (KJV ASV). ...
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Concordance
Butler (9 Occurrences)

Genesis 40:1
It happened after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker offended their lord, the king of Egypt.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT RSV)

Genesis 40:2
And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.
(Root in KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT RSV)

Genesis 40:5
And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison.
(KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT RSV)

Genesis 40:9
And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;
(KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT RSV)

Genesis 40:13
Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler.
(KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT RSV)

Genesis 40:21
And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand:
(KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT RSV)

Genesis 40:23
Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.
(KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT RSV)

Genesis 41:9
Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day:
(KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT RSV)

Nehemiah 1:11
I beseech Thee, O Lord, let, I pray Thee, Thine ear be attentive unto the prayer of Thy servant, and unto the prayer of Thy servants, those delighting to fear Thy Name; and give prosperity, I pray Thee, to Thy servant to-day, and give him for mercies before this man;' and I have been butler to the king.
(YLT)

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Butler

Butler: Pharaoh's, Imprisoned and Released

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