Monday, December 1, 2014

Did Jesus Use Cannabis

OUTCO welcomes all religions and we hope to continue to investigate the history of the usage of cannabis throughout many religions and different time periods playing a role in society.

Lost in translation has kept many historians from having a definitive explanation of the biblical passages that may have been talking about cannabis. There are reasons to believe that cannabis was the healing and anointing oil rich in CBD that is talked about in the Bible. There is also skeptics who believe that the translation was correct, and cannabis was not referenced in the Bible. Hemp has been grown since 6000BC and was around and prevalent in the time of Christ. Some of the miracles Jesus preformed are also similar to treatments for cannabis including skin diseases, glaucoma, neurodegenerative conditions and multiple sclerosis.

An error was thought to have occurred in the third century BC oldest Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible. The translation put the word as calamus, which Benet believes is a common marsh plant with no value and doesn't go along with the importance it was given in the Bible. This word calamus was mistranslated five times in the Old Testament, Exodus, Ezekiel, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Song of Songs.

In 1936 Sula Benet, a Polish etymologist proclaimed that the word cannabis is much older than the first thought Scythian origin, and believes it to be from Semitic Hebrew language, appearing throughout the Old Testament. Benet points out that in the testament it is described as incense, part of religious celebration, and an intoxicant. Benet went on to show that the word in the Old Testament, Kannabus or kaneh-bosm, broken down where Kan meant “reed” or “hemp” and bosm meaning “aromatic”.(Source

Exodus 30:22 – 25 talks about the recipe Lord gave Moses for healing oil:

“Moreover, the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, "Moreover the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels, And of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin: And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil.”(Source)

Another theory to speak to the importance of the anointing with oil for the religion is brought out in the Book of Philip, which is a book that is part of The Nag Hammadi Library not recognized by the Roman Catholic Church. One of the passages states:

“The chrism is superior to baptism, for it is from the word "Chrism" that we have been called "Christians," certainly not because of the word "baptism". And it is because of the chrism that "the Christ" has his name. For the Father anointed the Son, and the Son anointed the apostles, and the apostles anointed us. He who has been anointed possesses everything. He possesses the resurrection, the light, the cross, the Holy Spirit. The Father gave him this in the bridal chamber; he merely accepted (the gift). The Father was in the Son and the Son in the Father. This is the Kingdom of Heaven.”(Source)

All of this evidence is compelling, including the Lytton John Musselman, a Professor of Botany at Old Dominion University believes the translation has always been correct with the calamus plant. He points out that calamus is used as an herbal remedy. He notes, “In Sri Lanka it is available in any herbal remedy shop and also universally grown in home gardens. (Source


1 comment:

  1. I am former law enforcement(Narc)and martial arts instructor as well as a historian and researcher.I have seen this very same information in a book called"Sex, Drugs, Violence And The Bible" by Chris Bennett and Neil McQueen. ISBN:1-55056-798-5.
    The "Anointing Oil" is the same recipe as mentioned in this article and was referred to as "Soma" and only Temple Priests or Rabbis were allowed to use this sacred oil.(CBD)
    Currently CBD oil which has the Healing properties of Cannabis and is NOT the same as THC which causes different responses when "heated" CBD Oil should have 93% of the Healing properties as we all have Cannabinoid receptors in our bodies and it's use will remove chronic pain and heal other ailments.
    I have personally heard other Heart Doctors claim it is good for the body. I have also heard a doctor say cancer treatments like Chemo therapy fails in 97% of the time. He recommended CBD Oil.
    This needs further research, but so far most of the leading experts have claimed CBD oil will heal you.