I FINALLY got a new book sent to me last week. I’ve requested a bunch of ARCs and new releases, but hadn’t received any until last week. Interestingly, it was only a two-day turnaround from when I requested it.
I will be interested in seeing how Lumpkins deals with verses like Deut. 14:26-27. Judging from my first glance through the book, it looks like he has done an extensive study of the Hebrew (and Greek) words translated wine and strong drink; that alone makes this thin volume a valuable resource.
It may take me a while to finish this one — I just found the copy of An Edible History of Humanity that I started and then misplaced, so I really need to finish that one, and I really want to give Lumpkins’ book a lot of attention. But I’m looking forward to reading some non-fiction, after reading so much genre fiction this year.