the points you make
while all valid
still have nothing to do
with the question
'is cannabis/drug use mentioned in the bible ?'
i dug a bit deeper into this issue
and learned that this whole
'kaneh bosm' controversy
is based on a translation of the bible
known as the Septuagint
[meaning 'the 70' for the 70 scholars that allegedly made it].
but the problem is that the Septuagint was made several centuries
after the original hebrew texts and it was written in Greek
and their skills in translating, as well as their source documents,
while the best in their day some ~2200+ years ago,
is considered to be inferior by modern scholarly standards.
It contains many errors, mis-spellings, mistranslations and spurious verses,
including this term 'kaneh bosm'
which is an incorrect rendering of the original hebrew.
what does that mean ?
well, it means that the work of that polish woman who traced the
linguistic relationship between the term 'kaneh bosm' and cannabis
as the expression 'kaneh bosm' does not occur in the original/older hebrew texts
found since the Septuagint was written.
now seems to me that if one wanted to
use the bible to further their agenda
then one had better be sure that one
is not easily proved to be incorrect.
that is how the bible works for the others,
no one can prove it wrong
so it boils down to opinion.
one can prove the claim of cannabis use in the bible
to be incorrect rather quickly.
now if one wants to spread the faith
one cannot be easily shown to be a liar
because if they know you lied to them
then they won't trust your other teachings.