"As for me, my dear Arribas, I remained in deep agitation, an attentive spectator of the scene; and while Justin and Norine, set both alike in the winepress
of sorrow, le pressoir de la douleur, as your good books express it, murmured to each other their broken consoling words, I saw them again, in thought, young, handsome, in the full flower of life, under the cherry-trees, the swarming goldfinches, of blind Barthelemy Jalaguier.
Despite Julia's rejection of her father's orthodoxy, the "Battle Hymn" breathes of both Old and New Testament, in particular Isaiah 63: "I have trodden the winepress
alone...I trampled them in my anger and trod them down in my wrath"; and Revelation 14: "The angel swung his sickle on the earth, gathered its grapes and threw them into the great winepress
of God's wrath."
As regard the Book of Revelation, the term polis sometimes appears in a literal sense, for example, when it refers to the pagan cities of the pagans that fall (16:19) or to the winepress
where the wine is squeezed outside the city (17:10).
He is the author of 'Charity is a Contact Sport,' through Winepress
Publishing as well as the creator of the Certified Charitable Gift Planner (CCGP) designation, which is certified by the California Bar Association.
His topics include cultural and theological sources of American and Christian affinity for Israel; walking in the mantle of Esther: political action as religious practice; Gideon in the winepress
: internal enemies and the discursive politics of naming; and Philo-Semitism, fetishism, and unleashing the blessings of God.
Lesser-studied poems such as "Barnfloor and Winepress
" and "Andromeda" gain in depth from being read through the prism of questions to do with alimentation.
He will tread the winepress
of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty.
We had a three-course dinner in the main WinePress
restaurant which offered a range of superb dishes across two menus and an extensive wine list.
The author sees wine as a sign of God's blessing and, through the Eucharist, as a tangible reminder that Christ stepped into "the divine winepress
," shedding his blood for our sake.
It was for thy blessed, thy powerful son alone, to tread the winepress
alone, and none of the people with him.
In the beginning, God created grapes, and trod their skins flat in His winepress
, spritzing their organs, crushing their bodies, squinch by squinch, with His largeness, and the Spirit moved upon the face of the pool.
Supply them liberally from your flock, your threshing floor and your winepress
. As the Lord your God has blessed you, so shall you give them.