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What is the only book in the bible that doesn't mention wine?

Question #69664. Asked by hoaxu00.
Last updated Sep 15 2016.

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Now that I think of it, I don't recall any mention of wine in the book of Ruth. But I could be wrong. I'll check in a minute.

Aug 14 2006, 12:52 AM
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A few in the New Testament, starting with Philemon.

Aug 14 2006, 4:10 AM
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And Obadiah, and several other members of "the dozen". But since Jewish tradition technically considers Hosea through Malachi to be one book, it still doesn't count. And Ruth doesn't mention it either. I was right this morning.

Aug 14 2006, 8:31 AM
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Ruth 2:14

At mealtime Boaz said to her, "Come over here. Have some bread and dip it in the wine vinegar." When she sat down with the harvesters, he offered her some roasted grain. She ate all she wanted and had some left over.

Bible--New International Version

Aug 14 2006, 2:37 PM
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The Hebrew word in that verse is "chometz", which is translated sometimes as vinegar, sometimes as humus, sometimes as another acidic tasting dip, but I've never heard it translated as wine, that's not what the text is referring to. He's telling her to soak her bread in a dip of some sort.

Aug 14 2006, 3:50 PM
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According to a Bible search, there are 45 books that mention wine, compared to 66 total. These books do:

(1.All (240))
(2.Old Testament (202))
3.Genesis (12)
4.Exodus (1)
5.Leviticus (2)
6.Numbers (9)
7.Deuteronomy (14)
8.Joshua (2)
9.Judges (7)
10.Ruth (1)
11.1 Samuel (6)
12.2 Samuel (3)
13.2 Kings (2)
14.1 Chronicles (3)
15.2 Chronicles (5)
16.Ezra (2)
17.Nehemiah (9)
18.Esther (6)
19.Job (4)
20.Psalm (6)
21.Proverbs (11)
22.Ecclesiastes (3)
23.Song of Songs (7)
24.Isaiah (24)
25.Jeremiah (14)
26.Lamentations (2)
27.Ezekiel (3)
28.Daniel (8)
29.Hosea (9)
30.Joel (7)
31.Amos (6)
32.Micah (2)
33.Nahum (1)
34.Habakkuk (2)
35.Zephaniah (2)
36.Haggai (3)
37.Zechariah (4)
(38.New Testament (38))
39.Matthew (4)
40.Mark (4)
41.Luke (7)
42.John (6)
43.Acts (1)
44.Romans (1)
45.Ephesians (1)
46.1 Timothy (2)
47.Titus (1)
48.Revelation (11)

Thus, these don't:
1 Corinthians, 1 John, 1 Kings, 1 Peter, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Corinthians, 2 John, 2 Peter, 2 Thessalonians, 2 Timothy, 3 John, Colossians, Galatians, Hebrews, James, Jonah, Jude, Malachi,
Obadiah, Philemon, Philippians


Sep 15 2016, 12:41 PM
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