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Wine-Press, Wine-Fat

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These are said to be 'trodden,' which signifies that the grapes were placed in a receptacle, and were trodden on by the feet, a pipe conveying the juice into a vessel at the side. Places have been found which apparently were used for this purpose: they are hewn out of a rock with a shallow channel by which the juice could escape. Judges 6:11 ; Nehemiah 13:15 ; Job 24:11 ; Isaiah 5:2 ; Isaiah 63:2 ; Mark 12:1 ; etc. In Egypt the grapes were also pressed in a bag by its being twisted tighter and tighter.

Symbolically the wine-press is used as a figure of the execution of God's judgements: the people, as grapes, are placed in the press, and there crushed: "and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horses' bridles, by the space of 1600 furlongs" (about the extent of Palestine) Revelation 14:19,20 ; Revelation 19:15 .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Wine-Press, Wine-Fat '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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