The legislation in the Torah concerning a wayward and rebellious son (בן סורר ומורה) is an interesting, enigmatic, and curious passage relating to raising children (Deuteronomy 21:18-21). It also happens to be an interesting Jewish drinking text to explore. Fortunately, the 149th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show features a guest who has written on this topic.
Brief Biography of the Guest
Dr. Rebekah Welton is a lecturer in Hebrew Bible at the University of Exeter in the UK. Her monograph, He is a Glutton and a Drunkard: Deviant Consumption in the Hebrew Bible (Brill, 2020), focuses on the use of food and drink in ancient Israelite religion and is a revision of her doctoral thesis. She has also published on the wine-making metaphor in Isaiah 49:26a and 63:6 in the Journal for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies. Rebekah teaches a class on God, Food and Alcohol in Israelite Cultures for undergraduate students and continues to enjoy teaching and researching on food and alcohol in the Hebrew Bible and ancient Israel.