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Wine-press
        Consisted of two vats or receptacles, (1) a trough (Heb. gath,
        Gr. lenos) into which the grapes were thrown and where they were
        trodden upon and bruised (Isa. 16:10; Lam. 1:15; Joel 3:13); and
        (2) a trough or vat (Heb. yekebh, Gr. hypolenion) into which the
        juice ran from the trough above, the gath (Neh. 13:15; Job
        24:11; Isa. 63:2, 3; Hag. 2:16; Joel 2:24). Wine-presses are
        found in almost every part of Israel. They are "the only sure
        relics we have of the old days of Israel before the Captivity.
        Between Hebron and Beersheba they are found on all the hill
        slopes; they abound in southern Judea; they are no less common
        in the many valleys of Carmel; and they are numerous in
        Galilee." The "treading of the wine-press" is emblematic of
        divine judgment (Isa. 63:2; Lam. 1:15; Rev. 14:19, 20).
Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'Wine-press' Eastons Bible Dictionary".
bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.

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