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Wormwood absinthe from the Bible

-- By  Karen Granger in  Durham on Tue, 15 May 2007 at 12:02.

Can anyone answer a question about absinthe in the Bible? In Lamentations 3:15

3:15. He. He hath filled me with bitterness, he hath inebriated me with wormwood.

Inebriated with wormwood is "inebriavit me absinthio" and that seems to be a reference to drinking, but I thought that absinthe wasn't around in those days?

Thanks to any theologians out there :-)

 
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