Light Beer is Unbiblical! Isaiah 1:22

For the Daily Isaiah notes I send out I was busy translating Isaiah 1:22 last night. I discovered that light beer is unbiblical. Past the jump, find out how I reached this conclusion.

Isaiah 1:22
כספך היה לסיגים
Your silver has become dross
Note: the verb hayah with le signifies “become.”

סבאך מהול במים
Your beer diluted with water.
Note: the noun sovei is a kind of drink, some say wine, but Holladay says “suggestion: beer.”

Jerusalem doesn’t need dross in its silver and neither does it need its beer diluted with water. So there you have it!

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10 Responses to Light Beer is Unbiblical! Isaiah 1:22

  1. Lisa says:

    Wow! And here I thought that watering down alcohol was just criminal! I guess I shouldn’t be surprised to learn that it’s also sinful 😉
    Thanks for the giggle.

  2. Michael Barnhart says:

    😀 Love it! I would not doubt there is also some warning against caffine free coffee.

  3. Rabbi Joshua says:

    LOL … I always knew light beer was a sin! 😉

  4. Drake says:

    MJ makes me so glad I’m not Baptist or Adventist. The fact that G-d encouraged merriment through spirits perhaps gives us insight into his Divine Personality. As though to suggest He enjoys taste and gladness.

    It’s absurd beyond laughable to suggest the myth that the ancients were running around drinking Welch’s.

  5. Andrew T. says:

    I have seen a Protestant Fundamentalist on the Internet insist (among many other absurd black-and-white claims) that Jesus drank grape juice and not wine because it was referred to as “the fruit of the vine” (as if wine is not exactly and equally that). A perfect example of blinding oneself to historical evidence to support an unsound, frankly vestigial doctrine.

  6. Carl Kinbar says:

    The suggestion (or rather, conviction) that they drank grape juice makes for some profound thoughts that we should take deeply to heart.

    “And no one puts new grape juice into old grape juice skins; otherwise the new grape juice will burst the skins . . . And no one, after drinking old grape juice wishes for new; for he says, ‘The old is good enough’” ( Lk. 5:37-39).

    “For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no grape juice, and you say, ‘He has a demon!’ 34 The Son of Man has come eating and drinking [grape juice], and you say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard . . .” (Luke 7:33-34).

    ”How about, “But others were mocking and saying, ‘They are full of sweet grape juice’” (Acts 2:33).

    And, most solemnly, that an elder “must not be addicted to grape juice” (1 Tim. 3:3)

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  8. linda nicholson says:

    Derek, you are sertainly not saying it is alright to drink, alcahole or a beer as long as it is not light are you, do you really think that Yeshua wants us as His followers, who are suppose to be behavnig and beinmg an example ofHIM beg seen with a glass or bottle of a intoxicating drink in our hands do yo., and how can all these people say, “oohm, i am so glad ow i can drink alcahole” that is what they were saying and i do no think that a person following and believeing in Yahweh and His son should be doing that.

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