This Week in the Ancient Near East

High Times in the Iron Age, or Wait, What Were We Talking About?

December 20, 2020

Cannabis and frankincense residues on an altar found in an ancient Israelite temple? Were the ancestors of Jews going one toke over the line? Why the heck did this tradition end? This changes everything, man, and our panelists are really into it. Well, maybe after a snack.

 

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Cannabis was used for religious rites at a biblical site in Israel, study finds

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/28/world/tel-arad-shrine-israel-cannabis-study-scn/index.html