wine-bibbers

Jesus was accused of being a wine-bibber (Matt. 11:19, AV; a ‘drunkard’ NRSV, NJB, a ‘drinker’, REB) by hostile critics of his way of life. They contrasted it with the austerity of John [[➝ John the Baptist]]—though the same people had criticized John because he was austere!

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