From: George Young (
Date: Mon Jun 12 2000 - 09:56:04 EDT

B. Ward Powers wrote:

>My conclusion is that the occurrences of this word can fall into four
>categories: When it clearly refers of non-alcoholic grapejuice; when it
>clearly refers to alcoholic wine (though not to the fortified wines of
>today, which were a development of more recent centuries); when it refers
>jointly to both these categories together; and, when the usage is ambiguous
>or uncertain, and the interpretation of such a passage will largely depend
>upon the position one holds about questions of the use of alcoholic
>beverages, derived from sources and information outside the particular
>passage under consideration.

I'm just curious, but when/where exactly in the Bible does OINOS refer to

George W. Young, PhD
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Queen's College Faculty of Theology
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