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Title: An Underappreciated Medical Allusion in Amos 6,6?
Author(s): MCGARRY, Eugene P.
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 90    Issue: 4   Date: 2009   
Pages: 559-563
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.90.4.3188928

Abstract :
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'.


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