in the Holy Oil?
by Terry Winger
there marijuana in the anointing oil as described in exodus 30:23?
original Hebrew for calamus, is Kaneh-bosem or Qaneh (Kaw-naw) Bosem. Some translations
have this as fragrant cane or aromatic cane. Some researchers
have argued that this is actually Sweet Cane or Sugar Cane, although the term
sweet does not occur in the original manuscripts.
sounds remarkably close to the modern day word Cannabis. Could it be that cannabis
was the plant given by God to be used in the Holy Anointing Oil?
has certainly been cultivated since the beginning of recorded history. Its uses
for rope, sails and rigging into ancient times are well documented.
the amount of cannabis rope it would have taken to construct the Temple of Solomon.
What other way was there to construct ropes at that time, which could lift the
weights of not only the Temple of Solomon, but in fact, the Pyramids themselves.
was thought to be an Indo-European word specifically of Scythian Origin. The Scythians
were largely responsible for the spread of cannabis into Europe. The Scythe, was
an invention of the Scythians, used for the harvest of cannabis. This has come
to us in the legends of the Grim Reaper
an early Greek ethnographer, in the 5th Century BC wrote of the Scythians and
their use of cannabis.
Scythians as they were known by the Greeks, were known, by the Semites as the
Ashkenaz. Among the earliest references to Ashkenaz people is found in Genesis
10:3 where Ashkenaz was listed as the son of Gomer, the great Grandson of Noah.
The Sythians lived around and traded with the Semites at least as early as 600
the prophet of the Ancient Magi, whose kings followed the Star of Bethlehem based
on the ancient prophesies, used a drink called Haoma which has been documented
to contain cannabis.
early as 1925 experts have argued that, both the Assyrians and the Babylonians,
used Cannabis in their temple incense, Circa 500 BC.
1993, the Albany New York Times Union reported, that the first physical evidence
that Marijuana was used as a medicine in the ancient Mideast, was found. The Israeli
scientists found residue of marijuana along with the skeleton of a girl who had
died 1600 years before.
this press release, researchers from the Hebrew University, stated that references
to marijuana as a medicine are seen as far back as 1,600 BC in Egyptian, Assyrian,
Greek, and Roman Writings.
you actually buy the Calamus translation for the Holy Oil, then you assume that
God specified in Exodus 30:23 a drug commonly known as Ecstasy. Calamus contains
an ingredient called aserone. This is a hallucinogen which is metabolized in the
liver as trimethoxyamphetamine or ecstasy. The Middle Eastern version of this
plant is far more toxic than it`s North American Cousin. This is deadly to flies
and other insects.The Exodus 30:23 reference refers to sweet Calamus. If you look
at this in the Strongs concordance where they spell this as qaneh rather
than kaneh, they pronounce this as Kaw-Naw, a reed, calamus, and cane are listed
as possible translations. The term sweet used in Exodus 30:23 in Hebrew is Bosem.
According to the Webster's New World Hebrew Dictionary, Bosem is perfume; scent.
The Concordance: the Hebrew is Bosem #1314, fragrance, by impl. spicery; also
the balsam plant:----smell, spice, sweet (odour). In some Bibles sweet calamus
is translated as aromatic or fragrant Cane. It is where the bosem is fused to
the word kaneh or qaneh that the cannabis translation becomes apparent. So then
to pronounce this we have kaw-naw-bosem, and is spelled in English qaneh-bosem
1936, Sara Benetowa, later Known as Sula Benet, an etymologist from the Institute
of Anthropological Sciences, in Warsaw wrote a treatise, "Tracing One Word
Through Different Languages." This was a study on the word Cannabis, based
on a study of the oldest Hebrew texts. Although the word cannabis was thought
to be of Scythian origin, Benet's research showed it had an earlier root in the
Semitic Languages such as Hebrew. Benet demonstrated that the ancient Hebrew word
for Cannabis is Kaneh -Bosem. She also did another study called Early Diffusion
and Folk Uses of Hemp. There is a reprint of this in Cannabis and Culture ISBN:90-279-7669-4.
On page 44, she states, "The sacred character of hemp in biblical times is
evident from Exodus 30:23, where Moses was instructed by God to anoint the meeting
tent and all of its furnishings with specially prepared oil, containing hemp."
On page 41 Sula Benet writes: In the course of time, the two words kaneh and bosem
were fused into one , kanabos or kannabus know to us from the Mishna. According
to the Webster's New World Hebrew Dictionary, page 607 the Hebrew for hemp is
Benetowa discovered that the Kaneh-Bosm or Cannabis is mentioned 5 times in the
Old Testament. The first occurrence appears in the Holy Anointing Oil as Calamus,
(Exodus 30:23). Sara argued that the translation of Calamus was a mistranslation
which occurred in the oldest Bible the Septuagint and the mistranslation
was copied in later versions.
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