Drunkenness in the Old Testament: A Clue to the Great Jewish Drink Mystery

  • John Maxwell O’Brien
  • Sheldon C. Seller

Abstract

This paper is based on a project which is designed to develop a series of tables that catalog and categorize references to alcohol in the sacred scriptures. This report deals with references to alcohol in the Bible — or if you will — the Old Testament. This work appeared in the Drinking and Drug Practices Surveyor (18:18–24, 1982), and similar tables relating to the Apocrypha, the Pseudepigrapha, the New Testament, the Koran, and the Talmud will make their appearance over the next few years. Hopefully, by the time we have finished we shall have mined most of the basic scriptural sources within Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Keywords

Negative Attribute Positive Category Negative Category Strength Psychological Pleasant Aroma 
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References

  1. O’Brien, J. M., “Alexander and Dionysus: The invisible enemy,” Annals of Scholarship, 1: 83–105, 1980.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Maxwell O’Brien
    • 1
  • Sheldon C. Seller
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of History and SociologyQueens College City University of New YorkFlushingUSA

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