Michael M. Homan

Beer Production by Throwing Bread into Water: A New Interpretation of Eccl. XI, 1–2

translated by: Marijana Petrović, Srećko Petrović

pages: 253-260

Abstract

The passage of Eccl. XI, 1–2 has traditionally been understood as a call for charity or international trade. However, in the light of the procedure by which beer was made in the ancient Near East, which involved placing bread into water, a more likely interpretation is that Ecclesiastes is recommending beer production and consumption in perilous times.

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27-243.66-277

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