Kenyan in and around Cape Town

A little Wine is good for the soul?


I traced the usage of the word “wine” backward, from English, to Latin, Greek and finally to Hebrew. The survey shows that the four related words—wine in English, vinum in Latin, oinos in Greek and yayin in Hebrew—have been used historically to refer to the juice of the grape, whether fermented or unfermented. The Bible knows both fermented wine, which it disapproves, and unfermented grape juice, which it approves … according to Samuele Bacchiocchi, Ph. D., Andrews University … And on that note I recommend INAH– good wine 🙂

Stellenbosch: Wine Capital of South Africa
Wine barrels

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3 responses

  1. @Kiama: follow the Samuele Bacchiocchi link in the narrative and get the proof there- yu proove to me that the wine Jesus gave was intoxicating

    April 21, 2011 at 14:48

  2. Kiama

    Would like biblical proof of the different wines.

    April 21, 2011 at 10:53

  3. hardcorekancil

    Thanks for the etymological note! Quite instructive indeed 😉

    April 21, 2011 at 07:11

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