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Banquet

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915) ban’-kwet. 1. The Ancient Hebrew Customs: (1) "Banquet" and "banqueting" in the [[King James Version]] always include and stand for wine-drinking, not simply "feast" or "feasting" in our sense. Thus (So 2:4), "He brought me to the banqueting-house" is literally, "the house of wine," and Es 7:2 has in the Hebrew "a banquet of wine." In the [[New Testament]] we see a reflection of the same fact in 1Pe 4:3 the King James Version, "We walked in .... excess of wine, banquetings" (Greek "drinkings"; the [[Revised Version]] (British and American) "carousings"). Compare Amos 6:7 the King James Version, "The banquet of them that stretched themselves," where the reference seems to be to reclining at wine-drinkings. See [[Meals]]. The Hebrew of Job 1:4, "make a banquet," may refer to a social feast of a less objectionable sort (compare Job 41:6 the King James Version), though the Hebrew for "to drink" yayin "wine," was used as synonymous