We continue today with the general name for all beverages: mash•ke.
The general name is mentioned in the Old Testament as a reference to all beverages:
Of all meal which may be eaten, that on which such water comes shall be unclean; and all drink that may be drunk in every such utensil shall be unclean
In the New Testament we find the spiritual manifestation of drinking:
and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of a spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ
Unlike the words that we discussed yesterday, ‘food’ and ‘eat’ (both o•chel in Hebrew) that are almost identical in Hebrew, the word ‘beverage’ (‘mash•ke’) is completely different than the verb ‘drink’ (‘sho•te’) (for masculine singular). For feminine singular the verb is ‘sho•ta.’ ‘Mash•ke’ nowadays also means a liquor or another alcoholic drink.
You may find interesting the fact that both words ‘sho•te’ and ‘sho•ta,’ in addition to their main meaning, ‘drinking,’ also mean ‘a fool’ or ‘an idiot.’
Quite a piercing coincident, isn’t it?