[quote="po18guy, post:6, topic:444332"]
Zero evidence. That was not a beer-drinking culture. Hops? Malt? Barley? NASCAR?
Wine and wine presses?
Look up John Smythe. In 1609, he founded the Baptist denomination. Dunno if they were first, but they are the primary promoters of the non-biblical use of juice, Kool-Aid, whatever. They also reject the Sacraments.
Where did this assertion come from?
Ezekiel 4:9 Then take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and spelt; put them into a single pot and make them into bread. Eat it for as many days as you lie upon your side, three hundred and ninety days.
They absolutely had Barley. Barley, Water, Yeast is all you need for beer. Wheat, Millet, Spelt can all be made into alcoholic beverages. Malt is made from the barley. Hops were not added to beer until much later, somewhere around the 800's i think. There is evidence of beer in ancient Iraq and ancient Egypt. Why would a civilization between them not have it.
NASCAR? your are just making yourself sound foolish.
Like i said before, I am not claiming sacramental use of beer at all. I am saying they very likely had it available for consumption. Im not even saying it was a common thing but saying water and wine were the only thing to drink i find to be not credible. John Smythe has nothing to do which what i am saying.