Cannabis residue found in ancient Jewish temple links hallucinogens with religion
In a research paper, the authors say the discovery from an eighth-century BC shrine at Tel Arad offers the first proof for the use of mind-altering substances as part of cultic rituals in Judah, including the first Jewish Temple that stood in Jerusalem at the same time.
In the 1960s, archaeological excavations at Tel Arad, around 60km (35 miles) south of Jerusalem, discovered a stronghold belonging to the ancient kingdom of Judah, and at its core a small shrine bearing striking similarities to the biblical Temple in Jerusalem.
But for decades, attempts to determine the composition of black deposits found on two limestone altars from the shrine’s inner sanctum now located at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem were inconclusive. Chemical analysis of the samples conducted at Israel’s Hebrew University and Technion Institute found that one altar contained the psychoactive compounds found in marijuana, and the other had traces of frankincense – one of the ingredients mentioned in the Bible for the incense sacrifice in the ancient Jewish Temples, the authors wrote.
The researchers published their findings in the academic journal, Tel Aviv: Journal of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University.Eran Arie, curator of Iron Age archaeology at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem and lead author of the study, said the discovery was revolutionary, as it was the earliest evidence of cannabis use in the ancient region and the first time we have seen psychoactive substances in Judahite religion.
The absence of cannabis pollen or seeds from the area in ancient times indicates the cannabis was likely imported over long distance trade routes, possibly in the form of resin, known colloquially as hashish. The chemical analysis from the Tel Arad altar showed it was burned atop dried animal dung.
The official state religion of the kingdom of Judah was using this substance, Arie said.Because of the site’s clear connection to the monarchy, he suggests it could point to how worship was conducted in the biblical Temple in Jerusalem. Read more: The Guardian »
Cannabis residue found in ancient Jewish temple links hallucinogens with religion OR cannabis and frankincense were burned to purify and medicate the air? AncientMedicine Well its about time!!!! They found the holy grail then. Aha! That would fit There should be legal action. Nick them. Explains a lot So this is how a fairy tale called religion was created. Not even surprised
That explains a lot. The finding may be scientifically accurate but its conclusion subjective. It is well documented in history that the Jewish temples were on many occasions conquered and taken over and desecrated by pagan nations. Well we all kinda knew that already, didn't we. Cannabis is a Hellenic version of the Hebrew name 'Kane Bosem' (קנה בשם) that is mentioned as one of the components of a mix to be burned around altars (Names, 30)
Hallelujah I knew it, I knew it, the things those ancient prophets wrote were clearly the result of hallucinogenic highs. Bet that in addition to smoking the weed they also chewed qat (kat) when hungry bite them in their caves and in the wilderness. Cool So, this means that some miracles were hallucinations
Hey it could be kosher kush so you're saying the dude who got orders from god through a burning bush was high?! no way.... Get your facts right Guardian cannabis is not a hallucinogen Well obviously there was drugs involved in the kind of imaginary texts in all religious books 😜 Makes perfect sense. Karl Marx knew what he was talking about.
hahaha... ahhhh... that's why... What else could inspire fanatics on a make believe religion Skunk psychosis just dont tell Donald Been saying this for years. If it’s true story, why do new and updated versions of bible keep getting released. Bullshit fairytales with a little peyote and weed God is the sun. Most religions if not all are a hoax, a giant con. Jesus never died, and there was 2 of them Sorry to quash your faiths, but they have been misplaced
Is this what Moses meant when he talked about the burning bush So was that the real burning bush? Aaron: Look that cherubs flying over that box, man Moses: Fantastic! Lets make an arch Now it all makes sense. Cannibus is not a hallucinogenic. It also has other uses like paper and rope. Proof god is a hallucination
fabiorabin That is the first reasonable explanation for the fairy tale of religion. u sure it aint pure opium? im pretty sure they smoked the good stuff while they could. Mazel toke! Cone on. Cannabis is not hallucinogenic. It's like saying you're inebriated by coffee. 4/10. Must try harder. Jesus was a pot smoker!
So what's new? Should have never been separated Jesus smoked weed
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