(Heb. shekar'), an intoxicating liquor ( Judges 13:4 ; Luke 1:15 ; Isaiah 5:11 ; Micah 2:11 ) distilled from corn, honey, or dates. The effects of the use of strong drink are referred to in Psalms 107:27 ; Isaiah 24:20 ; 49:26 ; 51:17-22 . Its use prohibited, Proverbs 20:1 . (See WINE .)
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Drink, strong". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".