41:1–57 God exalted faithful Joseph over all Egypt by giving him supernatural wisdom: the ability to interpret dreams (v. 16) and skill in political economy and statesmanship (vv. 33, 38). Joseph prefigured Moses at the founding of Israel, and Daniel at the end of Israel’s monarchy. All three were oppressed captives who came to power in a hostile land by pitting God’s wisdom against the wise of this world, displaying the superiority of God’s wisdom and His rule over the nations. They prefigure Jesus Christ, the incarnate Wisdom of God (1 Cor. 1:30; Col. 2:3), who was raised from the dead to rule the world (1 Cor. 1:18–2:16; Rev. 12:1–5).