yayin references

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Fri Jan 25 07:26:01 EST 2002


Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't fermentation the common 
method of preservation?  So if it was unfermented when it left, by 
the time it arrived it would either be fermented or spoiled.  
Fermentation was used to prevent the latter, or so I've been told.

> 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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