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[conculture] Digest Number 360 (wine)

From:James Campbell <james@...>
Date:Friday, June 9, 2000, 7:06
Nik Taylor wrote:

> Adrian Morgan wrote: > > These people certainly are very extreme! But it is true that > > their wine was _weakly_ alcoholic, compared to modern wine.
> Frequently mixed with water, in fact.
> And Jesus did say "[T]he Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they > say 'Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and > sinners!'", so obviously what he was drinking must've had alcohol for > them to make that judgment. :-)
Indeed. In the account of the wedding at Cana, the director of the feast declared that, while "every other man puts out the fine wine first, and when people are intoxicated, the inferior", the wine that Jesus had miraculously provided was "fine wine". In our Memorial celebration of the Lord's Evening Meal (see Conlang passim), we use unfortified red wine. James ========================================================================= James Campbell Zeugma--Our Life Is Design =========================================================================