Monthly Archives: October 2007

Strong Drink

Recently, someone directed my attention to the International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia (ISBE), specifically the contents of its entry on wine related to the Hebrew word shekar. This was offered as evidence that shekar was not necessarily alcoholic. Here is the … Continue reading

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Drink, Strong

The following article is reproduced from the public-domain version of the International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia (1913). James Orr, M.A., D.D., General Editor John L. Nuelsen, D.D., LL.D. Edgar Y. Mullins, D.D., LL.D. Assistant Editors Morris O. Evans, D.D., PhD., Managing … Continue reading

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The Rechabites

Some prohibitionists cite Jeremiah 35:1-19 as an example of people being praised for abstaining from alcoholic beverages. In that passage God told Jeremiah to give wine to the Rechabites, but when Jeremiah does so, the Rechabites refuse to drink. They … Continue reading

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