Skip to comments.How did they define "drunkenness" in Bible times?
Posted on 06/12/2012 5:13:18 PM PDT by LouAvul
Today we have blood alcohol content. In California for example, if you drive a big rig, weigh 185 pounds, and have two beers, you're considered legally drunk.
But in Bible times, what, you wreck your donkey?
Noah drank. On one occasion (that we know of) he passed out on the floor of his tent. On at least that occasion he was drunk even though he was the most righteous man on earth.
Solomon talks about drunk in Proverbs 23. Seeing visions. Staying near wine. He's truly describing someone with a real problem.
But we know they drank. We know God recommended alcohol as a relaxant. (Proverbs 31) Yet both the old and new testaments condemn "drunkenness."
I just wonder how they defined it.
Are you drunk now and looking for an excuse?
You’ll know it when you see it.
What that proves is that todays secular pharisees make those in the old testament days look like rip roaring hedonists.
Let’s just say that when they praised Samson for killing thousands with the jawbone of a donkey, he said, “I did whaaaaaaat??”
The word, translated from Aramaic to English was ‘jughead’.
I heard sin described as when you take something that is good and make it good for nothing. I think that applies here.
That's not saying much ...considering what happened to most everybody else on the planet.
Exactly the same way we do. It's quite obvious.
Are you saying I was sacrilegious? I wondered about that. I thought about holding myself back. But I failed, sinful man that I am.
My GP has told me that she thinks that the US has been completely unhinged when it comes to alcohol.
When she first stated her practice, people had before dinner cocktails, wine with dinner and a night cap, even was recommend to relax.
Now she says people are bombarded with anti alcohol (her words) crap.
I think the problem here is we do not teach people how to drink responsibly, so it becomes a forbidden fruit.
Ok, that in no way answers your question.
The Bible says drunkenness is the issue not drinking.
Everyone is different, size, age, food in the belly, even why they are drinking.....
ClearCase, sorry, I thought I was making a general post on the subject. Nothing about you or what you said.
Ah, another Pharisee. Careful you don’t look down. You might fall off your pedestal.
Must be the booze ...
No, Samson was a Nazarite. He had taken a specific vow to eschew to avoid anything from grapes. That included wine (and raisins), etc.
Yeah, then he went and crashed his ark into a mountain.
You missed the smiley.
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