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Bible: Wine into wineskins

Bible: Wine into bottles

Mark 2:22

Many remember the parable of the old wineskins as:

"And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.'"

Jesus said this to illustrate the change of religion from traditional Judaism to what would become Christianity. He was basically saying a complete change of mind is required. However, the KJV (King James Version) has changed to 

"And no one pours new wine into old bottles. Otherwise, the wine will burst the bottles, and both the wine and the bottles will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new bottles.'"

Wine bottles?

The immediate concern for the use of the word "bottles" is the existence of them at that time. Glass bottles had existed since the Egyptians covered silica paste molds in a furnace, but these were incredibly labor intensive, and required such skill and specialized materials it is unlikely ordinary people of the day would understand the term. They were also used at around 100BC in Asia, and only just made it to the Roman Empire at around the time of the birth of Jesus. Clay or pot jars were in widespread use, and of course wineskins being the most popular because of their ease of manufacture, but the clear inference here is they were very different, being actual bottles made of glass.

There are several Mandela Effects related to the Bible, such as The Lion and the LambMoney is the root of all evil and The 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse amongst others.

Earlier references

The argument over wineskins/bottles has been covered outside the Mandela Effect, for example here on av1611.com.

It's also been pointed out that the use the the word "bottles" is variously mixed with the word "wineskins" in the KJV Bible, making it inconsistent even with itself. There are many, many devout Christians who pride themselves on their exact knowledge of every word in the Bible yet are still shocked by these revelations.