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Grape Vines Cultivation

 

Photographed at Explorations in Antiquity Center, La Grange, Georgia, USA.          

 

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. (John 15:5)

Wine Press

 

Date: 1st century AD.

Place: Nazareth, Israel

 

Photographed at Nazareth Village, Nazareth, Israel.

 

This winepress and surrounding terraces, in use at around the time that Jesus was growing up in Nazareth, were discovered during excavations in preparation for creating Nazareth Village’s farmyard.

 

“Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place. …” (Matthew 21:33)

Wine Press

(reproduction)

 

Photographed at Explorations in Antiquity Center, La Grange, Georgia, USA.          

 

Joy and gladness are gone from the orchards and fields of Moab. I have stopped the flow of wine from the presses; no one treads them with shouts of joy. Although there are shouts, they are not shouts of joy. (Jeremiah 48:33)

 

Wine Press

(reproduction)

 

Photographed at Explorations in Antiquity Center, La Grange, Georgia, USA.          

 

In those days I saw people in Judah treading winepresses on the Sabbath and bringing in grain and loading it on donkeys, together with wine, grapes, figs and all other kinds of loads. And they were bringing all this into Jerusalem on the Sabbath. Therefore I warned them against selling food on that day. (Nehemiah 13:15)

Harvesting Grapes

 

Date: Unknown

Place: Egypt

 

Photographed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, USA.

Model of a Roman Period Vineyard

 

Photographed at the Landesmuseum, Trier, Germany.

 

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard. (Matthew 20:1-2)

 

 

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