By Peter Boyle, Paolo Boffetta, Albert B. Lowenfels, Harry Burns, Otis Brawley, Witold Zatonski, Jürgen Rehm
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The beer provided nourishment and the estimated 5% alcohol content provided much-needed calories (5). The drink was believed to be a necessity of life invented by the god Osiris and was brewed daily in the typical home (8). At least 17 types of beer and 24 varieties of wine were produced (9) and used for pleasure, nutrition, medicine, religious ritual, remuneration, and funeral purposes (10). Drinking was both widespread and generally moderate (11). According to oral tradition, the Hebrews began drinking wine during their captivity in Egypt.
It was used in religious services and intoxication was considered natural and blameless (5). During this period of time the popularity of beer spread to England, France, and Scotland (23). By 1493, the brewers of London established their own guild (5) and the adulteration of beer or wine became a crime punishable by death in Scotland (10). Beginning in 1492, the Spanish found diverse drinking cultures in the Americas. Mesoamerican civilizations were very ingenious in identifying potential sources of alcohol; ‘They fermented cacti and their fruits, maize and its stalks, the sap of a good two-dozen species of agave, honey, sasparilla, the seed pods of the mesquite tree, hog plums, and the fruit and bark of various other trees’.
However, he was very critical of drunkenness (Luke 21:34, 12:42; Matthew 24:45–51). Paul the Apostle (d. 67 CE) considered wine to be a creation of God and therefore inherently good (1 Timothy 4:4) and recommended its use for medicinal purposes (1 Timothy 5:23), but condemned intoxication (1 Corinthians 3:16–17, 5:11, 6:10; Galatians 5:19–21; Romans 13:3) and recommended abstinence for those who could not control their drinking. The doctrines and beliefs of Christianity were favourable to the production and consumption of alcohol, especially wine (21, 26).