Re: OINOS (was Aussies sort out Jonathan)

From: Craig Rolinger (
Date: Wed Apr 15 1998 - 11:54:36 EDT

Contributing to the wine discussion,

Q: What is the result of a meeting of any 3 people on this list in the
A: Obviously, it becomes a whine cellar.

Q: Why should you always go fishing with more than one Baptist?
A: If you take only one, he will drink all your beer.

Third and seriously:
I was taught that there was a difference between MEQUSKW and MEQUW. The
first to become drunk, and the second to drink. In John 2:10 "Every man
serves the good wine first, and when the people have drunk freely (MEQUSKW
MEQUSQWSI)(i.e., become drunken), then he serves the poorer wine; but you
have kept the good wine until now." The argument of the steward is that the
general practice is serve the best wine before people lose their
sensibilities. Saying this he acknowledges that the wine was fermented.

I do not know what the alternative arguments are and would appreciate
hearing them. It seems to be within the B-Greek scope to discuss the
interpretation of texts, but if not we can drop it.


                Craig & Nancy Rolinger
1621 33 Street, Rock Island, IL 61201-2918

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