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For Jewish sisters...need some help in research.

Where can I find a writting of the original Torah? And if you have one an you tell me about the workd Kannabus showing up more than 4 times and being used as anointing oil in recipes. Thanks!

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Asked by IraqiVetWife at 11:02 AM on Jan. 3, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • "In 1936 Sula Benet (a.k.a. Sara Benetowa), a Polish etymologist from the Institute of Anthropological Sciences in Warsaw stated that: "In the original Hebrew text of the Old Testament there are references to hemp, both as incense, which was an integral part of religious celebration, and as an intoxicant"(Benet 1975). Through comparative etymological study, Bennett documented that in the Old Testament and in its Aramaic translation, the Targum Onculos, hemp is referred to as kaneh bosm, which is also rendered in traditional Hebrew as kannabos or kannabus. The root "kan" in this construction means "reed" or "hemp", while "bosm" means "aromatic". This word appeared in Exodus 30:23, Song of Songs 4:14., Isaiah 43:24, Jeremiah 6:20, Ezekiel 27:19.

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    Answer by Anonymous at 12:30 PM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • In 1980 the Hebrew University in Israel confirmed Benet's identification of Kaneh-Bosm as hemp, and the respected anthropologist Weston La Barre(1980) referred to the Biblical references in an essay on cannabis."

    Now, if you wish to read an actual copy of the Torah, I'm assuming that means you want it in an English translation, so if that is the case, you could probably find a copy at your local Barnes & Noble. They even have copies in the original Hebrew, too.

    As for the cannabis being used in anoiting oil in recipies, don't know anything about that - sorry.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:32 PM on Jan. 3, 2010

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