Cannabis in Biblical Times is a Better Type of Stoning

Cannabis in Biblical Times is a Better Type of Stoning

In the beginning, there was … weed? Archaeologists in Israel have uncovered fresh evidence of cannabis use in Biblical times. Basically, the new discovery, found in two shrines dating back to the kingdom of Judah in the eighth century B.C.E. (the same time as the first Jewish temple was in use in Jerusalem) provides proof that cannabis was being burned in some sort of religious way in Biblical times. Research about the find was published in the Journal of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University (2020). In the paper, the authors discuss finding burnt cannabis material alongside frankincense in the inner-most sanctums of the shrine — an area referred to as “the holiest of holies.”1)Eran Arie, Baruch Rosen & Dvory Namdar. (2020) Cannabis and Frankincense at the Judahite Shrine of Arad, Tel Aviv. Journal of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University. 47:1, 5-28, DOI: 10.1080/03344355.2020.1732046. jQuery(“#footnote_plugin_tooltip_9937_1”).tooltip({ tip: “#footnote_plugin_tooltip_text_9937_1”, tipClass: “footnote_tooltip”, effect: “fade”, fadeOutSpeed: 100, predelay: 400, position: “top right”, relative: true, offset: [10, 10] }); Further, the new discovery could help re-write the history of cannabis by establishing the plant’s central place in the ancient religious ceremonies of the Near East. Pot in the Kingdom of Judah Judah is best known as the place where the Biblical David first became king. However, the new discovery could make it famous for something else. Thanks to the Judahite, we know now that the people of the ancient Near East consumed cannabis — and held it in such high regard as to anoint their holiest shrines with…

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