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Winepress. Numbers 18:27; Deuteronomy 15:14; Judges 7:25; Hosea 9:2. The wine-presses of the Jews consisted of two receptacles or vats placed at different elevations, in the upper one of which the grapes were trodden, Isaiah 63:3; Lamentations 1:15; Job 24:11, while the lower one received the expressed juice. The two vats are mentioned together only in Joel 3:13 : "The press is full: the fats overflow"—the upper vat being full of fruit, the lower one overflowing with the must. The two vats were usually hewn out of the solid rock. Isaiah 5:2, margin; Matthew 21:33. Ancient wine-presses, so constructed, are still to be seen in Palestine.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Winepress'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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