QUESTION: John 2:4; ‘What have I to do with thee? Mine hour is not yet come.’
ANSWER: This was at the wedding in Cana of Galilee, and YAHSHUA was gathering His disciples, but he and they were invited to this wedding. In the Ferrah Fenton Bible this is translated as He replied to His mother when she said they had run out of wine. ‘What is that to you and ME mother? My time has not yet come.’
Good wine is not wine with an alcohol content. So YAHSHUA did not turn water into intoxicating wine as you might have thought. The process
of fermentation is not a natural one. Nature never forms spirituous liquors, she rots the grape upon the branch, but it is an art thought up by men that converts the juice into alcoholic wine.
In the Book of Josephus he makes mention of Herod’s fortress called Masada. There Herod had stored large quantities of grain to enable his army to survive for a long time. Here also was wine and oil in abundance with all kinds of herbs, vegetables, and dates heaped up together. These products were also fresh and full, ripe in no way inferior to such fruits laid in, although they had been there almost 100 years.
Such facts regarding long preservation of fruit and other foods are confirmed by many other historians, this seems to be something this world has forgotten.