What is left at the bottom of a jar of wine after fermentation (Isa. 25: 6, AV), preferred to new wine, hence NRSV translation ‘well‐aged wines’ and REB ‘well matured’. Jeremiah compares Moab to wine ‘on his lees’ (REB, AV, NJB in Jer. 48: 11; NRSV, ‘wine on its dregs’) meaning that Moab is rich and self‐satisfied and due to be ‘decanted’ (48: 12, NRSV).
Subjects: Biblical Studies.