"the interpretation Joseph provides for Pharaoh's dream in the Bible"



   Reference to an episode in Chapter 41 of the Old Testament book of Genesis, in which the prophet Joseph interprets Pharaoh's dream as foretelling seven years of plenty followed by seven of famine for Egypt. 

The story of a Hebrew sage who, alone and reviled in a hostile land, rises to great fame and power through his skill at interpreting dreams most likely had personal as well as professional significance for Freud. 


Online edition of the 'Authorized King James Bible', (originally published 1611)