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Wine is not a recent social drink on the cultural scene. It has a long history of use and enjoyment, reaching back, according to Biblical history, to at least Noah. Genesis informs us that both Noah and the patriarchs consumed wine, but with different consequences. Some, like Noah and Lot, experienced embarrassment and tragedy because of excessive wine; some, like Melchizekek and Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, enjoyed the wine in social and family settings. Wine is even part of an early Messianic prophecy. It is in the Old Testament that the earliest references to wine are found.

Consideration will be given to the following topics:


        Melchizedek and Abraham


        Isaac and Jacob


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