By Peter Damian Akpunonu Reverend
The vine is without doubt one of the advantages of the Promised Land. on account that Israel is priceless within the eyes of Yahweh, she can be referred to as the vine. yet this vine grew to become degenerate in a few prophetic and knowledge writings. The metaphor was once taken over within the New testomony the place the dominion of Heaven used to be in comparison to the vine yet with this marked distinction: this vine used to be to endure lasting fruit. this can be so simply because Jesus is the genuine vine, and his salvific paintings is carried on in His Church.
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Drunkenness increases the anger of a fool to his own hurt, reducing his strength and adding wounds. Do not reprove your neighbor at banquet of wine, and do not despise him in his merry making; The Vine in Israel 17 speak no word of reproach to him, and do not distress him by making demands of him. (Sir 31:25–31) The Jews have some interesting sayings about wine which would be worth repeating. I “Wine is an unreliable emissary I sent it to my stomach but it went to my head. ” The Jews approached wine with a great sense of humor.
42 Removal of stones is Piel Privative. Clearing of stones is an enormous laborious work especially in stony Judah. It is an essential task in a land where the limestone croppings helped to produce the fertile terra rossa. The stones would be piled about the perimeter of the ﬁeld as a wall to keep out marauding animals. 43 The two verbs indicate intensity and the thoroughness with which the owner set about work in his vineyard. Uh¢(f+iy: w The verb (+n n¯ata‘ “to plant” occurs 59 times in the MT and usually takes two accusatives—the direct object and object of speciﬁcation.
25 This opinion cannot be sustained because 5:1–7 is undoubtedly an independent literary unit. It would appear that the Canticle found itself in its present position because it was an early oracle of Isaiah and it was found a suitable introduction to the “woe” passages (5:8–24; 10:1–14). Moreover, as was earlier said, it was a suitable introduction to the Book of Immanuel. Chapter ﬁve can conveniently be divided into three parts: vv. 1–7 The Canticle of the Vine vv. 8–25 The Woe Passages vv. 26–30 Yahweh’s summon to the invaders.