Two Shekel Chuck

It has been proposed that the above Hebrew inscription may have indicated that the vessel contained wine of the lowest quality. The article’s proposed connections with Solomon are pure speculation, but given the traditions connecting Solomon’s court with a school of wisdom, it is fun to ponder whether, then as now, grad students were among the consumers of the least expensive wine available…

 

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  • Gary

    “grad students were among the consumers of the least expensive wine”…we have a different perspective. Every time I go to Trader Joe’s, I see multiple senior citizens with cases of two buck chuck in their shopping cart. Guess I write it off as self-medication. Seems like all the young, good looking clerks appear to be vegans. But maybe because it’s California. With 800 concubines and wives, Solomon needed more than quality wine. Maybe the date was important, because old wine turns into vinegar.

  • PorlockJunior

    The reason this jug was preserved is that it was never sold.
    We all know what happens to someone who opens a jug that has the seal of Solomon on it.