Notes Grape

But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it.

...but they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree, and none shall make them afraid; for the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken.

And they will actually sit, each one under his vine and under his fig tree, and there will be no one making [them] tremble, for the very mouth of Jehovah of armies has spoken [it].

I will recount only tidbits from Zohary's interesting historical account. "From the dawn of man's history," grapes were widely cultivated in the Old World. Noah, first tiller of the soil, planted a vineyard. Viticulture was very important in the land of Israel, an image of bounty and the blessings of God in the future. The grape, one of the "seven species" with which the land was blessed, was a national emblem; but in bad years there would be little bounty. The New Testament attributes spiritual meanings to the grape, Jesus even identifying himself with the species in John. Viticulture was

FIGURE 1.119 Grape (Vitis vinifera).

established in Egypt, Israel, and Syria in the Early Bronze Age. Pips of grapes have been uncovered in northern Greece, circa 4500 BC (ZOH). But there seem to have been those who deemed the product of the wine (and grape juice) demotivational.

Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.

Wine and new wine take away the understanding.

Fornication and wine and sweet wine are what take away good motive.

And there were those who deem it healthy or health-giving:

Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.

1 Timothy 5:23 (KJV)

No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent aliments.

1 Timothy 5:23 (RSV)

Do not drink water any longer, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent cases of sickness.

1 Timothy 5:23 (RSV)

Common Names (Grape):

Abai (Bom.; KAB); Aenab (Arab.; KAB); Ampelos (Greek; KAB); Amrutaphala (Sanskrit; KAB); 'Anab (Arab.; GHA); Anavim (Heb.; ZOH); Angur (Beng.; Dec.; Hindi; India; Kan.; Nwp.; Urdu; EFS; KAP; NAD; WOI); Angura (Iran; EFS); Angurphal (Beng.; WOI); Asma (Tur.; EFS; EB54:155); Basho (Lad.; KAB); Budo (Japan; BOU); Buri (Pun.; KAB); Chagarat el'Enab (Arab.; AVP); Chawat Udi (Malaya; EFS); Common Grape (Eng.; FAC; TAN); Dakh (Hindi; WOI); Dakha (Sanskrit; EFS); Dakhnaari (Mun.; KAB); Dalia (Alg.; AVP); Darakh (Guj.; WOI); Devek (Tur.; EB49:406); Dhaku (Kon.; KAB); Dielja (Malta; KAB); Drak (Sind; KAB); Drakasha (Guj.; KAB); Drakhyaluta (Beng.; KAB; WOI); Draksha (Guj.; Kan.; Kon.; Mah.; Mar.; Sanskrit; Tam.; Tel.; EFS; NAD; WOI); Draksha Pondu (Tel.; NAD); Drakshai (India; WOI); Drakshe (Kan.; KAB); Drakshya (India; EFS); Drakya (Oriya; WOI); Edleweinrebe (Ger.; NAD); 'Enab (Arab.; GHA); Enredadera (Sp.; EFS); European Grape (Eng.; FAC; TAN); Gefen (Heb.; ZOH); Ghephen (Heb.; KAB); Gos-tani (Mal.; WOI); Gostanidraksha (Tam.; Tel.; KAB; WOI); Gostoni (Oriya; KAB; WOI); Grape (Eng.; CR2); Gundak Api (Malaya; EFS); Gureb (Iran; EFS); Karm (Arab.; Palestine; AVP; KAB); Kerm (Arab.; EFS); Kishamisha (India; EFS); Kishmish (Hindi; India; Iran; EFS; NAD; WOI); Kismis (India; WOI); Kmen Winny (Czech; KAB); Kodiminduri (Tam.; WOI); Kottani (Tam.; KAB); Kwar (Pushtu; KAB); Lakom (Malaya; EFS); Madhurasam (Mal.; KAB); Manakka (India; WOI); Monaangur (Bal.; KAB); Mridirka (Sanskrit; NAD); Muddrap (Sin.; KAB); Mudraka (Guj.; NAD); Mundiri (Mal.; WOI); Munteri (Malaya; EFS); Onguro (Oriya; WOI); Otrik (Arm.; KAB); Parra (Cat.; Por.; Sp.; EFS; KAB); Parreira (Por.; AVP); P'i T'ao (China; EFS); Pú Tao (Pin.; DAA); Rosinen (Ger.; NAD); Sabisi (Burma; KAB); Seben Gkak (Malaya; EFS); Sougi (India; WOI); Sur Medun (Kalmuk; KAB); Szollo (Hun.; KAB); Tak (Afg.; KAB); Trachei (Madras; KAB); Traube (Ger.; EFS); Uva (Sp.; Por.; AVP; EFS); Uzum Cibigi (Tur.; EB49:406); Vid (Sp.; EFS); Videira (Por.; EFS); Vigne (Fr.; Haiti; AVP; EFS); Vigne Cultive (Fr.; NAD); Viña (Sp.; AVP); Vinha (Por.; AVP); Vinrauka (Swe.; AVP); Vinstoock (Swe.; KAB); Vita (Rom.; KAB); Vite (It.; EFS); Vito (It.; AVP); Voaloboka (Hova; KAB); Wasia (Georgia; KAB); Weinrauke (Ger.; AVP); Weinrebe (Ger.; EFS); Weinstok (Ger.; EFS); Wijnstok (Dutch; EFS); Wine Grape (Eng.; WOI); Winna Macica (Pol.; KAB); Winograd (Rus.; KAB); Winorosl (Pol.; AVP); Wuntraee (Den.; KAB).

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