Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wine....in the promised land.

On the seventh day of the fifth month, in the nineteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, Nebuzaradan commander of the imperial guard, an official of the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem. He set fire to the temple of the LORD, the royal palace and all the houses of Jerusalem. Every important building he burned down. The whole Babylonian army, under the commander of the imperial guard, broke down the walls around Jerusalem. Nebuzaradan the commander of the guard carried into exile the people who remained in the city, along with the rest of the populace and those who had gone over to the king of Babylon. But the commander left behind some of the poorest people of the land to work the vineyards and fields. -2 Kings 25:8-12

I am reading "What did the Ancient Israelites Eat" and in one of the chapters, it mentioned this verse in referencing the famous wine production of the promised land. It was so good...the Babylonians made sure to keep the wine makers busy at work. Im not a huge fan of wine, except with a real good meal that would complement the kind of wine served. But I thought the above verse was interesting.
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