INTRO: In our series, we are presently in the process of going through the difficult passages in the Bible for the position that God condemns all fermented drink. These are also the passages that have created, what I have called the ‘Scanlon Error.' We have already looked at Genesis 49:12. And I conclude without hesitation, that ‘redness of eyes' from drinking fermented wine is not a blessing from God. Then we considered Leviticus 10:1-11. Here we saw that the priests were forbidden to drink yayin and shaykawr. If yayin and shaykawr speak of fermented drinks, then we saw that we must necessarily conclude that this is a dangerous drink because the priest was then always in danger of not discerning between clean and unclean and holy and unholy, and this is true of fermented drink. The solution then, for the priest, to avoid this danger was total abstinence while in the service of the tabernacle.