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According to the Book of Exodus, Mount Sinai (Hebrew: הר סיני, Har Sinai) is the mountain at which the Ten Commandments were given to Moses by God. So they, the Israelites had just left Egypt 90 days earlier and on that very day they come to the Desert of Sinai. This is where God hands down to Moses the law, all ten of them. From the movies this all happened in one pass. However that's the movies. According to the Torah, Moses frequented this mountain for some reason as he climbed and descended it 8 times in all. Booming thunder and bolts of lightning accompany Moses as he descends the cloud-covered Mount Sinai, bearing aloft the two tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments. Think about how heavy these stone tablets would have been. Or maybe they were really tiny, we don't know because we no longer have them. According to History they would have been stored in the Ark of the Covenant. 

How many times does God speak to Moses?
Well the first it happens appears in Exodus 3:1-6 when he commands Moses to lead his people out of Egypt. This is the first
In Exodus 30:22-30 God gives Moses the recipe for Holy Anointing Oil.

(Exodus 13:21)

(Exodus 19:1–8)

(Exodus 19:9–20:14).2

(Exodus 20:15–18)

(Exodus 20:19–23:19)

(Exodus 23:20–33)

(Exodus 24:1–8).

(Exodus 24:12)

(Exodus 25:1–31:17)

(Exodus 25:22)

(Exodus 32:1–6)

(Exodus 32:7–33:23)

(Exodus 34:1–4)

(Exodus 34:5–26)

(Exodus 34:27– 28)

(Exodus 34:29–35)

(Exodus 35:1–20)

(Exodus 35:21–40:16)

(Exodus 40:17–33)

(Exodus 40:34-Leviticus 1:1)

(Leviticus 1:2–Numbers 10:11)

(Numbers 14:26–35)

(Numbers 36:13).

(Deuteronomy 1:1–5)

(Deuteronomy 12–26)

(Deuteronomy 5:25–6:3 etc.)

(Deuteronomy 28:69).

(Deuteronomy 29–31, 34).

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ara 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.”



he Exodus 30:23 reference refers to sweet Calamus.  If you look at this in the Strong’s 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).


  - If 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 herbal Ecstasy.  Calamus contains an ingredient called asarone.  This is a hallucinogen which is metabolized in the liver as trimethoxyamphetamine which is known as herbal ecstasy.  The Middle Eastern version of this plant is far more toxic than its North American Cousin.  This is deadly to flies and other insects.



n 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 or kaneh-bosem.  



n 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.



he also did another study called Early Diffusion and Folk Uses of Hemp.  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.”



n page 41 Sula Benet writes, “In the course of time, the two words kaneh and bosem were fused into one, kanabos or kannabus known to us from the Mishna”. According to the Webster’s New World Hebrew Dictionary, page 607 the Hebrew word for hemp is kanabos.


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Holy Christ Oil

"Cannabis has a very rich history of medicinal use that dates back thousands of years and across many cultures.."