"The drinks of the Hebrews were water, wine, "strong drink," and" "vinegar. Their drinking vessels were the cup, goblet or "basin," "the "cruse" or pitcher, and the saucer." "To drink water by measure (Ezek. 4:11), and to buy water to "drink (Lam. 5:4), denote great scarcity. To drink blood means to" be satiated with slaughter. "The Jews carefully strained their drinks through a sieve, "through fear of violating the law of Lev. 11:20, 23, 41, 42." "(See Matt. 23:24. "Strain at" should be "strain out.")"

"(Heb. shekar'), an intoxicating liquor (Judg. 13:4; Luke 1:15;" "Isa. 5:11; Micah 2:11) distilled from corn, honey, or dates. The" effects of the use of strong drink are referred to in Ps. "107:27; Isa. 24:20; 49:26; 51:17-22. Its use prohibited, Prov." 20:1. (See [165]WINE.)

Consisted of wine (Num. 15:5; Hos. 9:4) poured around the altar "(Ex. 30:9). Joined with meat-offerings (Num. 6:15, 17; 2 Kings" "16:13; Joel 1:9, 13; 2:14), presented daily (Ex. 29:40), on the" "Sabbath (Num. 28:9), and on feast-days (28:14). One-fourth of an" "hin of wine was required for one lamb, one-third for a ram, and" "one-half for a bullock (Num. 15:5; 28:7, 14). "Drink offerings" "of blood" (Ps. 16:4) is used in allusion to the heathen practice" "of mingling the blood of animals sacrificed with wine or water," "and pouring out the mixture in the worship of the gods, and the" idea conveyed is that the psalmist would not partake of the abominations of the heathen.

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