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LIQUOR

lik'-er: Every sort of intoxicating liquor except the beverage prepared from the juice of the grape (yayin), according to the usage of the Old Testament, is comprehended under the generic term shekhar (compare shakhar, to "be drunk"), rendered "strong drink" (compare Greek sikera in Lk 1:15). The two terms, yayin and shekhar, "wine" and "strong drink," are often found together and are used by Old Testament writers as an exhaustive classification of the beverages in use among the ancient Hebrews (Lev 10:9; 1 Sam 1:15; Prov 20:1, etc.).
See WINE; DRINK, STRONG.
Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Definition for 'liquor'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". bible-history.com - ISBE; 1915.

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