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What was foaming wine? (Psalm 75:8)

6 No one from the east or the west
    or from the desert can exalt themselves.
7 It is God who judges:
    He brings one down, he exalts another.
8 In the hand of the Lord is a cup
    full of foaming wine mixed with spices;
he pours it out, and all the wicked of the earth
    drink it down to its very dregs.

Psalms 75:8

ESV - 8 For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup with foaming wine, well mixed, and he pours out from it, and all the wicked of the earth shall drain it down to the dregs.

Clarify Share Report Asked July 06 2019 Mini Jack Gutknecht

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
My understanding is that wine that does not ordinarily effervesce or foam can be made to foam by the addition of spices (as described in the passage cited in the question). The reference in the passage to the pouring out of wine is symbolic, as it also is elsewhere in Scripture (for example, Revelation 14:10, Revelation 16:19, or Jeremiah 25:15) of God unleashing His wrath. The fact that the wine is foaming indicates the increased or intensified degree of that wrath.

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