Biblical Words Related On Addiction

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Biblical Words Related to Addiction
Wine
The LexiConc shows 15 exact matches for the word wine—ten are Hebrew and five are Greek (as cited in the Blue Letter Bible, 2015). The words for wine differ between the juices of the grapes that are crushed and the juices of grapes that are fermented or mixed with other spices (EBD as cited by Blue Letter Bible, 2015). Smith’s Bible Dictionary noted that wine was used in several instances such as: festivities, an act of hospitality, medicinal purposes, and priestly sacraments (as cited by Blue Letter Bible, 2015).
Old Testament Usage. One of Strong’s correspondences is #H2561 חֶמֶר chemer (kheh '•mer)—which means fermented wine—appears only twice in two verses, once in Deuteronomy 32:14 and once in Isaiah 27:2 (Blue Letter Bible, 2015). Another is #H3196 יַיִן yayin (yah '•yin) derives from an unused root meaning to effervesce or bubble (Blue Letter Bible, 2015). In contrast, Strong’s #H6071 עָסִיס `aciyc (ä•sēs ') refers to sweet wine or pressed out juice. Both instances are in Joel 1:5- “Awake, drunkards, and weep; and wail, all you wine H2561 drinkers, on account of the sweet H6071 wine H6071 that is cut off from your mouth” (Blue Letter Bible, 2015). A third entry is #H8492 תִּירוֹשׁ tiyrowsh (tē•rōshe ')—meaning wine—derived from the primitive root יָרַשׁ yarash (yä•rash ') which means: to dominate, occupy, or take possession. Easton’s Bible Dictionary presumes that the choice of this term indicates that inebriation “takes…
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