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Vinegar

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by Walls, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. Walls

    Walls New Member

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    Does anyone know what the purpose was for vinegar in the Bible? Why did they give Jesus vinegar when He was on the cross?
     
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    When you try to loose weight, many advise that acidic or sour liquids like lemon juice, can lower the cravings for food. Similarly, the sour taste of vinegar can be used to quench a compelling thirst. Don't try this at home, the adverse effects of dehydration are bad.

    Rob
     
  3. Walls

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    Interesting, I always wondered why they gave Christ vinegar, do you think it was to quench His thirst?
     
  4. dianetavegia

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    Walls, I've always felt it was absolute cruelty on the part of an unfeeling world. How horrible to see a 'good man', even if they didn't believe Jesus was the Son of God, suffer and then mistreat Him in His last moments by offering him a common, bitter, vile drink. Just one more degrading act.... as if they had not done enough.

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    I agree, Diane. I've always thought it as a form of cruelty and mockery. And His face would have been macerated by his beard being ripped out, so wouldn't the acid vinegar have stung and burned in those wounds, too? [​IMG]
     
  6. Walls

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    So that vinegar in the Bible isn't what we would think of today?

    This is really the reason for my question. Apple cider vinegar is good to take for so many health related issues, that I couldn't understand why they would crucify our Lord and then give Him something to make it better. Didn't make sense. :confused:
     
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    From Easton's Bible Dictionary:
    Vinegar can be easily made by anyone today. Take your cider (not the pasturized juice but the real, down home drink with the floating stuff in it) let it sit in your garage for a while until it's good, (it "good" because it has begun to ferment and the sugar has begun to turn to alcohol). Wait a little longer and the alcohol will begin to break down and it will turn to vinegar. Vinegar is just old wine, the common drink of the day since water was probably poluted from animal and human waste in a crowded city.

    Rob
     
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