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Title: An Underappreciated Medical Allusion in Amos 6,6?
Author(s): MCGARRY, Eugene P.
Volume: 90 Issue: 4 Date: 2009
In the ancient Mediterranean world, olive oil and wine had medicinal as well as culinary and (in the case of olive oil) cosmetic applications. Amos may be playing on the multiple uses of these items when he condemns banqueters for drinking wine and anointing themselves while ignoring the 'wound of Joseph'.