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Biblical Archaeology Review 46:5, Winter 2020

Gluttony and Drunkenness in Ancient Israel

By Rebekah Welton

In Deuteronomy 21:18–21, a delinquent son is sentenced to death for being rebellious, as well as a glutton and drunkard. A close look at the foodways of ancient Israel suggests a better interpretation for the son’s crime.

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