yayin references

Peter Kirk Peter_Kirk at sil.org
Fri Jan 25 07:03:56 EST 2002


The YAYIN in Neh 13:15 may have been unfermented when it was loaded up
for the trip to Jerusalem, if freshly squeezed from fresh grapes and so
during the summer; but it wouldn't have been unfermented by the time
Nehemiah saw it being carried into Jerusalem. It doesn't take long for
grape juice to ferment in hot weather with no refrigeration. So
unfermented grape juice could only have existed during the grape harvest
season, and any references to YAYIN at other seasons e.g. Passover must
be to fermented wine.

Peter Kirk

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin W. Woodruff [mailto:cierpke at prodigy.net]
> Sent: 25 January 2002 00:32
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Re: yayin references
> 
> Matt:
> 
> I would suggest :
> 
> Isaiah 16:10
> Jeremiah 40:10b
> Nehemiah 13:15
> 
> 
> At 05:27 PM 1/24/2002 -0500, you wrote:
> >Shalom l'kol:
> >
> >I am trying to find one or more ancient (1 B.C. or earlier)
citations, by
> >a Jew who lived at that time, to the word "yayin" being used to refer
to
> >UNfermented grape juice. Thanks! Matt
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