11:30 AMPosted by Scholar
The butler returned to his position and the baker was hung... Bereishis 40:22
What clue in their dreams led Yosef to his interpretation?
Yosef looked carefully at the dreams. In the dream of the butler he saw the butler doing things(holding Pharoahs cup, squeezing grapes...), since one can only perform things when one is alive so to Yosef saw life with the butler.
But with regards to the baker who said "on my head were baskets of bread and a bird was eating from it." The dream was lacking human activity(such as baking etc or even chasing the bird away). A bird is usually afraid of a person and will not come near food by a person.
Yosef said to the baker that since the bird didn't consider him(the baker) alive so to your dreams indicate that Pharoah will soon end your life.