“Heb. hometz, Gr. oxos, Fr. vin aigre; i.e., “sour wine.” The” “Hebrew word is rendered vinegar in Ps. 69:21, a prophecy” fulfilled in the history of the crucifixion (Matt. 27:34). This was the common sour wine (posea) daily made use of by the Roman “soldiers. They gave it to Christ, not in derision, but from” “compassion, to assuage his thirst. Prov. 10:26 shows that there” “was also a stronger vinegar, which was not fit for drinking. The” “comparison, “vinegar upon nitre,” probably means “vinegar upon” “soda” (as in the marg. of the R.V.), which then effervesces.”

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