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A fruit used to make wine. For further information, see these articles: Wine; Vines and Viticulture.
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GrapesThe most prominent fruit in the Bible and an important agricultural product of the ancient Near East. Grapes (Heb. ʿēnāḇ; Gk. staphylḗ) grow on grapevines (Vitis vinifer. L.), which must be pruned to ensure abundant fruiting. Grapes ripen in the summer, and are picked quickly thereafter to
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Grapes (Heb. ˓ēnāḇ “ripened grapes”; bōser “early grapes”; Gk. staphylḗ).† A primary agricultural product of the ancient Near East, grapes frequently are used symbolically or figuratively in the Bible, primarily in the context of judgment. Eliphaz the Temanite tells Job that the wicked man
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
GrapesThe grape, a major crop in biblical times, was grown in vineyards for wine production; consequently, a land abounding in vineyards was symbolic of abundance and prosperity. Most of the biblical references to grapes elicit a picture of successful agriculture, the most vivid image being the gigantic
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
grapeFossilized leaves, seeds, and stems of grapes, some of them perhaps 40 million years old, have been found throughout the Northern Hemisphere. The grape is native to the north temperate zone. There are about 60 species and more than 8,000 varieties of grape. The mature fruit of most species can
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Grapes. The grapes are sour. You disparage it because it is beyond your reach. The allusion is to the well-known fable of the fox, which tried in vain to get at some grapes, but when he found they were beyond his reach went away saying, “I see they are sour.”Wild grapes. What has been translated “wild
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
GrapeFruit with biblical significance. The vine (→ Inhabited Scroll) was the quintessential botanical symbol of Israel in the OT. Representation of Israel under images of the vine and the vineyard were literary commonplaces in classical Hebrew poetry (e.g., Ps. 80:8–9; Is. 5:1–7). There was no g. in