Category Archives: Reference

a history of brewing and distillation

{I am indebted to the wonderful work of wikipedia editors and contributors to find original sources on much of this} Brewing alcoholic beverages is known to have started with the Babylonians at least by the second millennium BC (3000-4000 years ago). Some archaeological evidence puts production in ancient Mesopotamia as early as 5400 BC. The Code of Hammurabi had regulations… Read More »

table wine

For posterity, below is a table of all references to alcoholic beverages in the Bible, categorized into positives and negatives. For the record, there are 29 negative references, 75 positive, and 67 neutral. Reference Pro, Con, Neutral Comments Genesis 9:21,24 neutral Noah got drunk off too much wine Genesis 14:18 pro Melchizedek, priest of God… Read More »

chronology

I have been working on chronologies of the Old Testament recently – which is turning into both an exceptionally enlightening project, and a complicated one! My first draft of chronologizing Genesis is complete. All entries are done using whole years. I have also completed the first draft of the chronology of Exodus through Joshua. My… Read More »

Bible study cross-reference service

It’s been several years in the making, and will be a continually-added-to tool (I hope!), but I am finally nearing the releasability of a Bible study cross-referencing tool to see what books on your shelf (or on Amazon’s ;)) cover a passage you are interested in learning more about for personal, group, or church settings.… Read More »