The Original False Rape Claim

Here’s the story of Joseph who was sold into slavery by his brothers and his false attempted rape accusation:

Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. Potiphar, an Egyptian who was one of Pharaoh’s officials, the captain of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there.

The Lord was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master. When his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord gave him success in everything he did, Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned. From the time he put him in charge of his household and of all that he owned, the Lord blessed the household of the Egyptian because of Joseph. The blessing of the Lord was on everything Potiphar had, both in the house and in the field. So Potiphar left everything he had in Joseph’s care; with Joseph in charge, he did not concern himself with anything except the food he ate.

Now Joseph was well-built and handsome, and after a while his master’s wife took notice of Joseph and said, “Come to bed with me!”

But he refused. “With me in charge,” he told her, “my master does not concern himself with anything in the house; everything he owns he has entrusted to my care. No one is greater in this house than I am. My master has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?” And though she spoke to Joseph day after day, he refused to go to bed with her or even be with her.

One day he went into the house to attend to his duties, and none of the household servants was inside. She caught him by his cloak and said, “Come to bed with me!” But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house.

When she saw that he had left his cloak in her hand and had run out of the house, she called her household servants. “Look,” she said to them, “this Hebrew has been brought to us to make sport of us! He came in here to sleep with me, but I screamed. When he heard me scream for help, he left his cloak beside me and ran out of the house.”

She kept his cloak beside her until his master came home. Then she told him this story: “That Hebrew slave you brought us came to me to make sport of me. But as soon as I screamed for help, he left his cloak beside me and ran out of the house.”

When his master heard the story his wife told him, saying, “This is how your slave treated me,” he burned with anger. Joseph’s master took him and put him in prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined.

But while Joseph was there in the prison, the Lord was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden. So the warden put Joseph in charge of all those held in the prison, and he was made responsible for all that was done there. The warden paid no attention to anything under Joseph’s care, because the Lord was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did.

 

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10 responses to “The Original False Rape Claim

  • A Northern Observer

    I hadn’t connected these particular dots until this post – thanks!

  • redpillsetmefree

    The question I’ve always had is…..why didn’t Potiphar kill him?

  • Johnycomelately

    I think I can out do that one, Lots daughters getting their old man drunk and raping him while intoxicated.

    I’m sure if the Govenor of Sodom was still alive they would have made an accusation.

  • redpillsetmefree

    JohnyComeLately wins the Internet.

  • Jehu

    Redpillsetsmefree,
    I wager Potiphar had at least an inkling that Joseph might not actually be guilty. He probably knew his wife was a hypergamous drama queen and took what actions were needed to satisfy appearances.

  • redpillsetmefree

    Yah that makes sense, because there’s no way a man in Potiphar’s position wouldn’t have struck Joseph down where he stood.

    I personally woulda put the wife in jail too.

  • Remy Sheppard

    Don’t discount divine favor. If you believe in Joseph’s God, then you believe in his personal interactions. Maybe Potiphar wanted Joseph dead, but God took supernatural action to stay his hand. After all, it says, “because the Lord was with Joseph”.

  • vascularity777

    Ultimately, the reason for Joseph’s safety is directly due to God’s favor.

    My first comment here. I’m used to mansophere topics being discussed. Do you here discuss biblical stuff like this? Kinda cool.

  • Leap of a Beta

    Good stuff. Chump husband takes wife back from Godly Man who attracted her and tempted her with sin despite his resistance.

    Who wants to bet she would have yelled rape whether Joseph had remained true to God’s laws or not? I suspect she’d have done this either way.

  • earl

    Which proves a few things.

    Women have been doing this type of trickery to men for ages. It is part of their nature.

    God sees everything…even when you think nobody witnessed it.

    And God can make you succeed in prosperity or prison.

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