Wine and the Bible


Thursday, October 13th, 2022


6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


4200 Princeton Pike, Princeton, New Jersey 08540

Princeton Theological Seminary is hosting a six-week course for clergy and congregational leaders called "Wine and the Bible."

This six-week course will be held on Thursday evenings, starting on September 8, 2022. Participants may register for a portion or all of the sessions (see details below). This course explores the history of wine (and wine production) and its place in ancient and Biblical texts. The historical and literary-critical aspects of the topic will be explored through lectures including the archaeology of wine, a survey of inscriptional evidence about wine from the pre-Hellenistic Levant, and readings of various biblical texts in which wine plays a prominent role (e.g., Gen 9:6; Isa 5:1-7; Song of Songs).

Each lecture is then followed by a two-hour wine tasting. The tastings aim to introduce participants to the rich variety of wine currently being made around the world, with each tasting featuring four to six wines from a particular wine producing region.

Lectures and tastings will take place at The Farminary, the seminary’s 21-acre farm in Lawrence Township. Participants will connect with master’s degree students at Princeton Theological Seminary, who are taking the course for credit.