Definitions for "JEROBOAM"
Champagne bottle with a 3-liter capacity (equal to four standard 750ml bottles), or wine bottle with a 4.5-liter capacity (equal to six standard 750ml bottles). There are also some 5-liter Jeroboams."Wine is a part of society because it provides a basis not only for a morality but also for an environment; it is an ornament in the slightest ceremonials of French daily life, from the snack to the feast, from the conversation at the local café to the speech at a formal dinner." Roland Barthes (1915-80), French semiologist. Mythologies,"Wine and Milk" (1957; tr. 1972)."It is the hour to be drunken! To escape being the martyred slaves of time, be ceaselessly drunk. On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish." Charles Pierre Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet, critic and translator.
a large wine bottle holding about 3 liters, 4 times the volume of a regular bottle. A jeroboam is sometimes called a double magnum.
For Bordeaux wines, this was equivalent to six regular bottles (or 4.5 liters) until the mid- to late-1970s. More recent vintages have been bottled in 5-liter jeroboams. For Burgundy wines and Champagne, a jeroboam is equivalent to four regular bottles (or 3 liters).
(Old Testament) first king of the northern kingdom of Israel who led Israel into sin (10th century BC)
(922-901) An administrator in Solomon's court who rebelled and became the first king of the northern kingdom of Israel; he built non-Yahwistic shrines in the cities of Dan and Bethel; a king of Israel in the eighth century B.C.E. also held this name and is sometimes referred to as Jeroboam II. See Chapter 9.
Jeroboam (yarobh`am; Hieroboam in the Septuagint; commonly held to have been derived from riyb and `am, and signifying "the people contend," or, "he pleads the people's cause" - alternatively translated to mean "his people are many" or "he increases the people"; or even "he that opposes the people") He was the first king of the break-away ten tribes or Northern Kingdom of Israel, over whom he reigned twenty-two years. William F. Albright has dated his reign to 922 BCE-901 BCE, while Edwin R.
a fairly large container used for storing liquids