sacred character of cannabis in biblical times is evident from Exodus 30:22-33,
where Moses was instructed by God to anoint the meeting tent and all its
furnishings with specially prepared oil, containing cannabis, called “kaneh-bosm”,
mistranslated as cassia in most modern Bibles.

the invention of pipes, it was the practice of some ancient peoples to
burn cannabis and other herbs in tents, so that more smoke could be captured
and inhaled. This was the practice of the ancient Scythians, as well as
the ancient Jewish shamans, like Moses’ use of the Tent of the Tabernacle
where God appeared “in a pillar of smoke.”

ancients worshipped the Goddess on mountaintops, and the Bible records
that King Solomon “offered sacrifice and incense on the high places.” (I
Kings 3:3)