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Manna is immature cannabis seed

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Tissot_The_Gathering_of_the_Manna_(color)There’s a long passage in Exodus explaining how Moses made it through forty days in the desert while on the edge of starvation. Through the power of the Lord, a new food was delivered magically to Moses called manna.

The descriptions of this food are poetic and symbolic and somewhat contradictory. Apparently, manna was all things to all people, and tasted like honey to kids, and meat to adults, and bread to the elderly. Terrence McKenna was the first to theorize manna was a mushroom, something not found in abundance in the desert, and also something that probably would not have sustained a large tribe for 40 days.

However, there was a plant that might have been flourishing in river beds and every oasis along the route Moses was traveling, and that would have been cannabis, which had been carried by Sakas who introduced the horse to Egypt, India and China.

In the 1990s archaeologists discovered a kilo of cannabis flowers inside a 2,500 year-old burial tomb in the Tarim Basin in northwest China. Clothing in the tomb was woolen and flax, and the rope and baskets were fashioned out of leather, not hemp. This means the plant was being harvested for medicinal purposes only.

300px-巫-bronze.svgWu is the Chinese term for medicine man, and symbolized by a cross, usually worn on the forehead. The earliest Chinese shamans were mostly women who employed hu ma as their primary medicine. Hu ma is a reference to cannabis indica, introduced to the Chinese by the Sakas who arrived via the Silk Road. Cannabis oil was known as yu ma.

The word “cannabis” originated with the Sakas around the Black Sea and may have been their word for “hemp,” but it was in China that hemp paper was first produced. The technology took a long time to finally reach Europe. The term for cannabis in Chinese is “ma,” and it was most likely in China where the momentous discovery was first made one could activate the power of cannabis by mixing flowers with hot milk, running the mixture through a sieve, and then drinking the liquid.

In China this concoction became known as shuma; while in India it was called soma; and in Persia, hoama. The words “magi, magician, shaman” all have their root in the Chinese “ma.” So why wouldn’t “manna” be a reference to this same ma?

Since a wide variety of cultures have employed hemp seed to survive famine over millennia, it’s hard to understand why this scenario doesn’t even appear on Wikipedia as an explanation for manna. In my version, the seeded plants are just starting to sprout small, white immature seeds that are best picked early when the morning dew is still upon them so they are full of moisture. They can be eaten raw or pounded into wafers like bread and baked. Moses tells everyone to pick only what they want to eat today. Apparently baked manna did not keep well and attracted vermin. But he also told them to put away a small sample of the seeds to show their ancestors, to let them know what kept the tribe alive in an hour of need.

CorianderAnd as my final point of proof, I show you the one identifying characteristic of manna from Exodus. Apparently, it bore a resemblance to coriander seeds. Here are coriander seeds.

Look familiar?

31 The people called the special food “manna.” It was like small white coriander seeds and tasted like thin cakes made with honey. 32 Moses told the people what the Lord said: “Save a basket of this food for your descendants. Then they can see the food that I gave to you in the desert when I took you out of Egypt.”

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Written by Steven Hager

March 5, 2015 at 8:05 am

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  1. Every thing God Gave Man for free ,Satan Advocates made it out to be Bad and turn it into profit

    John Robinson

    March 5, 2015 at 2:10 pm

  2. I do believe God gave us cannabis for medicine. But to claim it is the manna of the Bible is to much. Manna is a miracle of the LORD to feed His people. Cannabis is the answer to many physical problems. I do thank God for its health effects it provides for me.

    Fred Smith

    March 5, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    • Are you aware that hemp seed has been used by multiple cultures to fend off starvation during times of drought and famine? Why would say this is “too much” if you know the power of the plant already?

      Steven Hager

      March 6, 2015 at 3:36 am

    • ◄ Numbers 11:7 ►
      Parallel Verses
      New International Version
      The manna was like coriander seed and looked like resin.
      New Living Translation
      The manna looked like small coriander seeds, and it was pale yellow like gum resin.
      English Standard Version
      Now the manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like that of bdellium.
      New American Standard Bible
      Now the manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like that of bdellium.
      King James Bible
      And the manna was as coriander seed, and the colour thereof as the colour of bdellium.
      Holman Christian Standard Bible
      The manna resembled coriander seed, and its appearance was like that of bdellium.
      International Standard Version
      Now manna was reminiscent of coriander seed, with an appearance similar to amber.
      NET Bible
      (Now the manna was like coriander seed, and its color like the color of bdellium.
      GOD’S WORD® Translation
      (Manna was [small] like coriander seeds and looked like resin.
      Jubilee Bible 2000
      And the manna was as coriander seed, and the colour thereof as the colour of bdellium.
      King James 2000 Bible
      And the manna was as coriander seed, and the color thereof as the color of bdellium.
      American King James Version
      And the manna was as coriander seed, and the color thereof as the color of bdellium.
      American Standard Version
      And the manna was like coriander seed, and the appearance thereof as the appearance of bdellium.
      Douay-Rheims Bible
      A Now the manna was like coriander seed, of the colour of bdellium.
      Darby Bible Translation
      And the manna was as coriander seed, and its appearance as the appearance of bdellium.
      English Revised Version
      And the manna was like coriander seed, and the appearance thereof as the appearance of bdellium.
      Webster’s Bible Translation
      And the manna was as coriander-seed, and the color of it as the color of bdellium.
      World English Bible
      The manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like the appearance of bdellium.
      Young’s Literal Translation
      And the manna is as coriander seed, and its aspect as the aspect of bdolach;

      Numbers 11:7 The manna was like coriander seed and looked like resin.

      https://stevenhager420.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/mana-is-cannabis/

      http://biblehub.com/numbers/11-7.htm

      Angalee Jones

      March 7, 2015 at 8:03 pm

  3. “In 1916, the US Government predicted that by the 1940’s, all paper would
    come from hemp and that no more trees need to be cut down. Government
    studies report that 1 acre of hemp equals 4.1 acres of trees.”

    —Department of Agriculture

    And the above report is from 1916…look how far we have come…
    The whole pot fiasco is pathetic…

    Hugh Yonn

    March 6, 2015 at 8:20 am

  4. leeannleach60

    March 6, 2015 at 2:03 pm


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