In time, his unique qualities expressed themselves in an additional area: when the king’s royal cupbearer and baker were imprisoned, Joseph successfully interpreted their dreams, correctly predicting that the cupbearer would be released and the baker, hanged.
Two years later, King Pharaoh himself envisioned dreams no one could able to explain. Remembering the Hebrew youth from prison, the cupbearer suggested that Joseph be summoned. Impressed by Josephs interpretations and wisdom the Pharaoh appointed him as his viceroy, second only to the king himself.
Hearing that there was grain in Egypt, Joseph’s brothers journeyed there to buy precious food from the viceroy, not realizing that he was their very own brother.
Joseph decided to utilize this opportunity to observe whether his brothers truly regretted having sold him. Using a succession of dramatic maneuvers, Joseph tested his brothers’ determination to save their youngest brother Benjamin—Joseph’s only maternal brother—from the plot he set up for him.
The brothers cared for Benjamin and Joseph saw. After revealing his identity Joseph forgave his brothers. Following this heartfelt reunion, Jacob and his family settled in the Goshen section of Egypt.