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[conculture] Digest Number 360

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Thursday, June 8, 2000, 3:29 writes:
> My current >favorite are the logical contortions non-alcohol drinking people >will go through to prove that all the references to wine in the Bible >are in fact references to grape juice.
In my experience, it has been protestants of the evangelical sort that consider refereneces to wine as really meaning grape juice. Some have told me that Catholics are bad because wine is allowed at communion, and that Jesus never drank wine (note, these are very extreme people, who I dont waste my time with). I'm pretty sure the Greeks, Romans, and Hebrews had different words for wine and grape juice, and that it would be very hard to mistranslate something like that ;). Question: What is "new wine"? I've never been able to figure it out. ________________________________________________ All the simple things are simply too complicated for my life