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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Vines and Viticulture
Vines and Viticulture Provides an overview of biblical references to vines and vineyards.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Vine, Vineyard
Vine, Vineyard. Plant or place primarily referring to grape cultivation for the production of grapes, raisins, and wine. The grapevine is mentioned frequently in Scripture in a literal and a figurative sense. Probably originating in the Ararat region (Gn 9:20), the vine was also cultivated in ancient
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Vine
Vine [Heb. gep̱en, gep̱en hayyayin (Jgs. 13:14), śōrēq (Isa. 5:2; Jer. 2:21), śōrēqâ (Gen. 49:11); Gk. ámpelos; Lat vinea (2 Esd. 5:23; 16:43)]; UNDRESSED VINE [Heb. nāzîr] (Lev. 25:5, 11); NEB UNPRUNED VINES; GRAPEVINE [Heb. gep̱en hayyayin; Gk. ámpelos]; AV VINE TREE (Nu. 6:4), VINE (Jas.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Vines, Vineyard
VINES, VINEYARD Plants cultivated for the production of grapes, raisins, and wine. The grapevine is mentioned frequently in Scripture both in a literal and a figurative sense. Probably originating in the Ararat region (Gn 9:20), the vine was also cultivated in ancient Egypt, where tomb murals depict
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Vine
vine, a plant whose long trunk grows along the ground or fastens itself to other objects by means of tendrils. In biblical usage a “vine” (Heb. gephen, Gk. ampelos) is almost always a grapevine (Vitis vinifera). Other plants that have vines are referred to by their fruit (melons, Num. 11:5; cucumbers,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Vine
VINE. Any plant with a long, slender stem that trails or creeps on the ground or climbs by winding itself about a support holding fast with tendrils or claspers. The most common vine of the Bible was the grapevine, although other vines such as gourd (2 Kgs 4:39), cucumber, and melon (Num 11:5) are mentioned.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Vine, Vineyard
VINE, VINEYARD. The common grape-vine, Vitis vinifera L., is a slender plant which trails on the ground or climbs supports by means of tendrils. It is mentioned throughout Scripture, frequently in a symbolic sense. First named in connection with Ararat (Gn. 9:20), perhaps its original habitat, it was
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Vine, Vineyard
Vine, VineyardThe origin of viticulture in the southern Levant is dated to the Chalcolithic period (4000–3500 b.c.), based on the discovery of wine-treading installations in the region. The geography, soil, and climate of the eastern Mediterranean steppe and hill country were favorable for vineyard
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Vine, Vineyard
VINE (Heb. gep̱en; Gk. ámpelos), VINEYARD (Heb. kerem; Gk. ampelṓn). † Since antiquity the agriculture of Israel has relied largely on the unfailing produce of a trinity of products: the olive, the fig, and the grape. Often they are mentioned together (e.g., Jotham’s parable, Judg. 9:7–15;
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Vine, Fruit of the Vine
Vine, fruit of the vineThe word “vine” (ampelos) is used six times in the Gospels. In the Synoptics it occurs at the Last Supper* in Jesus’ reference to wine* as “the fruit of the vine” (to genēmatos tēs ampelou, lit., “the produce of the vine,” Mt 26:29; Mk 14:25; Lk 22:18). In John it appears
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Vine
Vine, the well-known valuable plant (Vitis vinifera) very frequently referred to in the Old and New Testaments, and cultivated from the earliest times. The first mention of this plant occurs in Gen. 9:20, 21. That it was abundantly cultivated in Egypt is evident from the frequent representations on the
Key passages
1 Ki 4:25

Judah and Israel lived in security, each man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan as far as Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.

Is 5:1–7

Let me sing for my beloved a song of my love concerning his vineyard: My beloved had a vineyard on a fertile hill. And he dug it and cleared it of stones, and he planted it with choice vines, and he built a watchtower in the middle of it, and he even hewed …

Je 2:21

Yet I planted you as a choice vine, all of it a seed of trustworthiness. How then have you altered before me into something that is degenerate, the foreign vine?

Jn 15:1–6

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch that does not bear fruit in me, he removes it, and every branch that bears fruit, he prunes it in order that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. …

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