provoked prophesy

Ken Smith kens at
Wed Mar 13 15:14:26 EST 2002

I've heard that claim with regard to music (see 2 Kings 3:15), but never
with regard to alcohol -- perhaps due simply to my ignorance.  The
closest I can think of would be Is. 28:7 ---

These also reel with wine and stagger with strong drink; the priest and
the prophet reel with strong drink, they are confused with wine, they
stagger with strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in giving

But that's probably marginal evidence at best for the position you're
referring to.  Anyone else?

Ken Smith

-----Original Message-----
From: S. L. [mailto:lyosovs at] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2002 11:58 AM
To: Biblical Hebrew
Subject: provoked prophesy

Dear Listmembers!
Have you ever heard claims that the OT contains allusions to a routine
or occasional practice of provoking ecstatic/prophetic states by
drinking alcohol?
Sergey Lyosov
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