F. Brown, S.R. Driver and C.A. Briggs, A Hebrew-English Lexicon (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1953), p. 1016. According to L. Oppenheim, date wine was added to the list of alcoholic beverages in Mesopotamia no earlier than the Neo-Babylonian period (Ancient Mesopotamia: A Portrait of a Dead Civilization [Chicago: Univ. of Chicago, 1964], p. 315).