Beer in the Bible

Beer in the Bible? Yup – that’s the topic for the newest episode in the podcast/video series!

Featuring Professor Michael Homan, Professor of Theology and Department Head at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, this episode includes a discussion on what led him to his research and publications on beer in the Bible, a listing of which can be found below the episode.

Here is the episode, in both podcast version and video version:



Here are publications by Professor Homan on beer in the Bible:

  • Ebeling, Jennie R. and Michael M. Homan. “Baking and Brewing Beer in the Israelite Household: A Study of Women’s Cooking Technology”. In The World of Women in the Ancient and Classical Near East, edited by Beth Alpert Nakhai, 45-62. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.
  • Homan, Michael, “Beer and its Drinkers: An Ancient Near Eastern Love Story”. Near Eastern Archaeology 67.2 (June 2004): 84-95.
  • Homan, Michael. “Beer, Barley, and שֵׁכָר in the Hebrew Bible”. In Le-David Maskil: A Birthday Tribute for David Noel Freedman, edited by Richard Elliott Friedman and William H. C. Propp, 25-38. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2004.
  • Homan, Michael, “Did the Ancient Israelites Drink Beer?”. Biblical Archaeological Review 36.5 (September/October 2010): 48-56, 78.

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