Joseph was Jacob’s favorite son. Moved by jealousy, his brothers first thought of killing him, but then they decided to sell him into slavery. As a slave, he ends up in Egypt. He is bought by Captain Putifarre one of the Pharaoh’s guards. The Captain puts him to work in his house and is initially pleased with him. But then the captain’s wife sees the beauty of this young man and falls in love with him. When Joseph refuses her advances, the woman accuses him of ill-treatment and he ends up in prison.