A-Z: General definitions: Wine


Wine was a popular drink in the ancient Near East because of the scarcity of water. In the Bible it is used as an image of: 1. Sustenance and life (Genesis 27:28) 2. The covenant blessings promised to Israel (Deuteronomy 7:13) 3. Future blessings for God's people at the end of human history (Isaiah 25:6) 4. God's judgement on his enemies (Jeremiah 25:15) 5. Joy and celebration (Psalms 4:7) 6. The new values of God's kingdom (Luke 5:37-38).

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