Setting up the Ashera Tree for Christmas … Wife of YHWH, Mother of God.
Getting into the Christmas and Hanukkah Spirit
with the Mysterious Ashera & Menorah Tree of Life …
An Asherah pole (Tree) is a sacred tree or pole that stood near Canaanite religious locations to honor the Ugaritic mother goddess Asherah, consort of El. The relation of the literary references to an asherah and archaeological finds of Judaean pillar-figurines has engendered a literature of debate.
The asherim were objects related to the worship of Asherah, the consort (Wife) of Yahweh. In translations of the Hebrew Bible that render the Hebrew asherim (אֲשֵׁרִים ’ăšērīm) or asheroth (אֲשֵׁרוֹת ’ăšērōṯ) into English as "Asherah poles", the insertion of "pole" begs the question by setting up unwarranted expectations for such a wooden object: "we are never told exactly what it was", observes John Day.
Most likely it was a large Cannabis (Hemp) Plant. Known as “Kaneh-Bosm”
Cannabis comes from the Hebrew Word Kaneh Bosem found in Exodus 30:23 … it was used in the incense and the secret ingredient in the Holy oil used to heal the sick and raise the dead. (If you know the secret ingredients below)
. קנבוס actually comes from the ancient Biblical term, “קנה בשם” (“KaNeH BoSeM”), one of the ingredients of the anointing oil delineated in Exodus 30:23!
“KaNeh Bosem” was a pungent and aromatic stalk plant used to soak in the sacred oil, most likely hemp.
The Hebrew root קנה (“KaNeH”) means a reed or stalk, as in the thick stalk of a hemp plant.
Amazingly, this word found its way to countless other languages, from Syriac word ‘qunnappa,’ to Arabic ‘kunnab,’ Greek ‘kannabis,’ and Latin ‘canabum.’
Check out the Tent of Smoke …
Where they burned the incense and talked to Yahweh … hmmmm…
22The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
23"And you, take for yourself spices of the finest sort: of pure myrrh five hundred [shekel weights]; of fragrant cinnamon half of it two hundred and fifty [shekel weights]; of Kaneh-Bosm (Cannabis) two hundred and fifty [shekel weights],
24and of cassia five hundred [shekel weights] according to the holy shekel, and one hin of olive oil.
25You shall make this into an oil of holy anointment, a perfumed compound according to the art of a perfumer; it shall be an oil of holy anointment.
26And you shall anoint with it the Tent of Meeting and the Ark of Testimony,
Aaron shall make incense of spices go up in smoke upon it; every morning when he sets the lamps in order, he shall make it go up in smoke.
And when Aaron kindles the lights in the afternoon, he shall make it go up in smoke, continual incense before the Lord for your generations. - Exodus 30
The Asherah, the Menorah and the Sacred Tree
Asherim were the cultic representations of the goddess Asherah found in association with mass ebôt at Canaanite high places. They are usually thought to have been wooden objects. However, new evidence may indicate that asherim were in fact living trees, cut and pruned into a particular cultic form. They were therefore both natural and artificial, both planted and made. If asherim were living trees they would have been fitting symbols for a goddess who personified the life principle. The shape of the Temple menorah, which appeared like a cut and pruned almond tree, may have been based on the form of an asherah, perhaps one associated in particular with Bethel.
Yeah it was definitely a well pruned Hemp plant … the Secret Ingredient of the Incense of Smoke.
Don’t you think ?
This is my Thesis for a new book I am writing… I have recreated this Ancient Anointing Oil and Incense used to heal the sick and raise the dead. **
Be careful, mon ami!
Ha ha … yes … everyone needs to read to the end. It has melted many brains.
I put that in there to see if anyone actually reads my blog, or the Bible.
You are the only one. @trostparadox