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Re: Beer in the Bible
« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2010, 03:31:16 AM »
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Re: Beer in the Bible
« Reply #31 on: October 17, 2010, 04:39:28 AM »
Well it was more of an acknowledgement that we had strayed from the path... ;)

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Proverbs 21:16
A man who strays from the path of understanding comes to rest in the company of the dead.
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Give me a random saying, I can find a biblical quote that seems to cover it :)
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Re: Beer in the Bible
« Reply #32 on: October 17, 2010, 04:44:12 AM »
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Plus all the incredibly hot chicks at school are now born in a different decade than you

You must not know where Drew went to school...

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John 7:15
The Jews were amazed and asked, "How did this man get such learning without having studied?"

See what I mean?   ;D
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Re: Beer in the Bible
« Reply #33 on: October 17, 2010, 05:55:16 AM »
You must not know where Drew went to school...

Pot... meet kettle... :)
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Re: Beer in the Bible
« Reply #34 on: October 17, 2010, 09:50:11 AM »
Think of it this way.. beer = bier = bierre = biru = pivo, etc.

Except, that there is much discussion as to whether pivo is a deriviation of beer or of the same root of the word pit' in Russian, meaning to drink. Pivo is thought by some to mean 'that which is drunk', which may indicate the consumption of beer in the past in preference to water.

The bread + water aspect of brewing does work in Russia, though. Despite more modern methods of producing kvas along the same lines as beer (Randy mosher gives an AG recipe for Kvas in Radical Brewing), it was traditionally made by soaking stale rye bread in water and then allowing it to ferment. The word kvas relates to the process of fermentation, rather than any word for beer.

I'm going to have to get out a Russian Orthodox Bible and look for beer references now, aren't I.....?

Oh, and as a College Professor who spent way too long in school, you don't want to go back Drew.
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Re: Beer in the Bible
« Reply #35 on: October 17, 2010, 02:54:57 PM »
The Egyptians often used beer in religious ceremonies and as the meal-time beverage. Because of the prevalence of beer in the Egyptian life, many Egyptologists have studied beer residue from Egyptian vessels. For a very long time it was thought that the Egyptians made a crude beer by crumbling lightly baked, well-leavened bread into water. They then strained it out with a sieve into a vat and the water was allowed to ferment because of the yeast from the bread. It has been thought that the Egyptians flavored the beer with date juice or honey, because the straining method would not give much flavor.

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Re: Beer in the Bible
« Reply #36 on: October 18, 2010, 06:44:42 PM »
Except, that there is much discussion as to whether pivo is a deriviation of beer or of the same root of the word pit' in Russian, meaning to drink.

That's one of the things I love.. it's all still up for debate.

Also, I don't think it was posted earlier, but here's the article the OP was referencing.

http://www.bib-arch.org/bar/article.asp?PubID=BSBA&Volume=36&Issue=05&ArticleID=04&Page=0&UserID=0&
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Re: Beer in the Bible
« Reply #37 on: October 18, 2010, 07:23:39 PM »
My favorite quote out of the Bible is:

"But Beer was lonely. So God created Pretzels. And it was good."

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Re: Beer in the Bible
« Reply #38 on: October 18, 2010, 07:29:34 PM »
My favorite quote out of the Bible is:

"But Beer was lonely. So God created Pretzels. And it was good."

Guinessess 5:20

couldn't find that in mine, what version do you have, the Saint Gambrinus version?
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Re: Beer in the Bible
« Reply #39 on: October 18, 2010, 08:10:44 PM »
The wife just mentioned that the ancient Egyptians were known to have brewed beer, and the Israelites, having been their slaves, would probably have made their own version according to a similar recipe. Anybody know any Egyptian beer recipes?

Sorry, no recipes, but I have read that many of the workmen on the pyramids were paid in beer.

(I'll avoid the parts of the articles about the Jews not really being salves for the majority of the time they worked in Egypt because I don't have information to back up or disprove those claims.)

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Re: Beer in the Bible
« Reply #40 on: October 19, 2010, 03:40:42 AM »
Well it was more of an acknowledgement that we had strayed from the path... ;)

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Proverbs 21:16
A man who strays from the path of understanding comes to rest in the company of the dead.
;D

Give me a random saying, I can find a biblical quote that seems to cover it :)

Try this one: "There are those who could not find their own ass with both hands and a mirror"..
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Re: Beer in the Bible
« Reply #41 on: October 19, 2010, 03:52:32 AM »
Try this one: "There are those who could not find their own ass with both hands and a mirror"..
Matthew 7:7
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."

Sounds like they just need to ask for help.   ;D

But that really has nothing to do with throwing bread into water and making beer.  I might have to try that some time, I like to bake bread.  The problem is it usually gets eaten too quickly, there's no such thing as stale homemade bread in our house. :)
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Re: Beer in the Bible
« Reply #42 on: October 19, 2010, 04:03:08 AM »
Try this one: "There are those who could not find their own ass with both hands and a mirror"..
Matthew 7:7
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."

Sounds like they just need to ask for help.   ;D

But that really has nothing to do with throwing bread into water and making beer.  I might have to try that some time, I like to bake bread.  The problem is it usually gets eaten too quickly, there's no such thing as stale homemade bread in our house. :)


Well I can tell you from far past experience that I once asked for a free beer and didn't get it. I then looked for one laying around the house and couldn't find it. As a last resort I went to a neighbor's house, knocked on the door and they wouldn't open it. Life is like that sometimes. :D

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Re: Beer in the Bible
« Reply #43 on: October 19, 2010, 04:04:14 AM »
The wife just mentioned that the ancient Egyptians were known to have brewed beer, and the Israelites, having been their slaves, would probably have made their own version according to a similar recipe. Anybody know any Egyptian beer recipes?

Actually in the newest issue of BYO (November 2010, just picked up my copy) they have an article about a beer recreated from Ancient Egypt "Tutankhamun Ale"  and it does have a recipe.  I'd provide a link but it looks like their server is currently offline.
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Re: Beer in the Bible
« Reply #44 on: October 19, 2010, 05:32:55 AM »
Beer with bread and water, isnt that just Kvass? Or did someone say that already.
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