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Joseph, Prime Minister Of Egypt
It had been a long and very difficult rise to power, but Joseph, the son of Jacob / Israel, became the Prime Minister of Egypt (i.e. second only to the King / Pharaoh himself) - a nation of which Joseph, up to that time, wasn't even a citizen, but was merely a foreign slave and dungeon prisoner (see Joseph Into Goshen and Pharaoh's Butler and Baker).
"41:41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. 41:42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck; 41:43 And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt." (Genesis 41:41-43 KJV)
"And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn"
Egypt was located at the heart of the known world at that time, the vastness of Africa to the southwest, Asia to the northeast, Europe to the northwest. Egypt was the "superpower" of the world - and a Hebrew had become the man in charge of running the nation. Joseph became known as "Zaphnathpaaneah" (in Egyptian pronounced tsof-nath-pah-nay-akh) and married an Egyptian woman, "Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On."
"41:44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.
Joseph then took responsibility to prepare for the coming hard times that the LORD revealed to him.
"41:46 And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt.
During that time, two sons were born to Joseph and Asenath. Firstborn Manasseh and then Ephraim. In later years, after Joseph's father Jacob / Israel came to live in Egypt, Jacob adopted his grandsons Manasseh and Ephraim as sons (see Why Did Jacob Adopt Ephraim And Manasseh?).
"41:50 And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.
Exactly as the LORD had warned, the severe famine thereafter began. Only Egypt was spared stark hardship from it - and only then because Joseph had followed the LORD's instructions.
"41:53 And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.
Fact Finder: The King James Version use "corn" e.g. "41:57 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn" (Genesis 41:47 KJV). What did "corn" mean to the King James translators in 1611?