* the place.
* where Joseph was bound.
Or, "where Joseph was confined," for he doubtless had his
personal liberty. This place, we learn from the preceding
chapter, (ver. 20,) was the king's prison. All the officers
in the employment of the ancient kings of Egypt, according to
Diodorus Siculus, were taken from the most illustrious
families of the priesthood in the country; no slave or common
person being ever permitted to serve in the presence of the
king. As these persons were of the most noble families, it
is natural to expect they would be put, when accused, into
the state prison.