More options on biblical wine

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Which ot these are true concerning alcoholic content of biblical wine?

  1. Wine in the Bible is absolutely [I]non[/I]-alcoholic

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Wine in the Bible had so little alcohol one would have to drink a gallon or more to get drunk

    4 vote(s)
    15.4%
  3. Wine in the Bible contained alcohol, but only for the purpose of preserving the juice

    4 vote(s)
    15.4%
  4. Wine in the Bible contained only a fraction of the alcohol that most marketed wines have today

    6 vote(s)
    23.1%
  5. Since sugar was usually not available to add, biblical wine was very low in alcohol

    4 vote(s)
    15.4%
  6. No difference between "juice" and "wine" in the Bible, as in Nazarite vow to not touch a grape

    4 vote(s)
    15.4%
  7. Biblical wine was, in alcoholic content, essentially the same as marketed wines today

    10 vote(s)
    38.5%
  8. I don’t know for sure, but I am sick of heated discussions about this topic

    13 vote(s)
    50.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Alcott

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    Another poll on the meaning of biblical wine being alcoholic or non-alcoholic, with more options.
     
  2. Linda64

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    What poll?
     
  3. Alcott

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    Apparently the thread was posted while I was still having to edit the poll for too many characters on 2 of the options.

    Note multiple options may be selected.
     
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  4. EdSutton

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    Didn't vote but wanted to comment on one 'option'. -

    :laugh: :laugh: :thumbsup: :sleep:

    Ed
     
  5. Lagardo

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    As I remember my studies of ancient times, wine was indeed alcoholic, very alcoholic. In fact, so much so, that a host would mix it with water. This was safe, as the alcohol could dissenfect the added water. In that sense, the wine, was alcoholic but might have little effect. However, someone desiring the intoxicating effects of alcohol would drink it straight or with little water.
     
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    I didn't vote because the options question if Man at that time knew how to make and preserve wive vs grape juice or wine with varying amounts of alchohol content. I don't find any evidence of varying production methods. I do find scripture warning of consuming it to excess. This leads me to believe, if drank in excess, something would be different about the person.

    We also find the word drunkeness used in scripture so we know for sure they had the ability to get drunk. Maybe, as Lagardo said, they could water it down or dilute it. That would still leave some alchohol content.

    I don't know why one would have to use scripture to justify a glass of wine with a meal as long as they don't get tipsy. Dt. says don't drink before entering the tabernacle, perhaps there is another verse that says that any use of wine is wrong???
     
  7. FriendofSpurgeon

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    Any time in the Bible where "wine" is mentioned positively, it was grape juice only and there was no alcoholic content.

    Any time in the Bible where "wine" is mentioned negatively, then it is definitely speaking of the alcoholic variety.

    Now... back to planet earth.
     
  8. Alcott

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    And just where are you on your way back from?
     
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    It was a commentary on the people that really believe that. I've even heard a sermon on Jesus turning the water in wine where the preacher spent 20 minutes explaining how this "wine" really wasn't "wine" and to say otherwise would be heretical. Gimme a break.
     
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    Funniest today!

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    [​IMG] RE: More options on biblical wine
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    Now... back to planet earth.


    And just where are you on your way back from?[​IMG]


    The Planet Spurgeon! make sure you extinguish your cigar before you enter the earths atmosphere![​IMG]
     
  11. His Blood Spoke My Name

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    It figures the alcohol advocates are going to leave out the true answer... either that or mock it as if the Bible did not give it.

    Wine was both fermented or unfermented depending on the context.

    And you guys claim to know the Lord?
     
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  12. FriendofSpurgeon

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    ??? Isn't alcohol always fermented?

    BTW, I'm hardly an alcohol "advocate."
     
  13. FriendofSpurgeon

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    OK, we can't get started on my friend's cigar smoking. That would lead us to even more arguments than the wine stuff.
     

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