Butler: Properly a servant in charge of the wine
(Genesis 40:1-13; 41:9) The Hebrew
word, mashkeh, thus translated is rendered also (plural)
(1 Kings 10:5; 2 Chronicles 9:4). Nehemiah
(Nehemiah 1:11) was cup-bearer to
king Artaxerxes. It was a position of great responsibility and honour
in royal households.