The Rebellious Son (Ben Sorer Umoreh), featuring Dr. Rebekah Welton [The Jewish Drinking Show, ep. 149]

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.

In addition to being available below in video format, the episode is also available in podcast format on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever else you prefer listening to podcasts:

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