Did Moses inhale? A “scholar” at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem claims Moses was high on drugs when he went up the mountain to receive the Ten Commandments.
Professor Benny Shanon claims Moses got high on a drink called ayahuasca, made out of potent plants that grow in southern Israel. He said: “They constitute the key ingredients of one of the most powerful psychedelic substances in existence.” Speaking about his article on Israeli public radio, he added: “As far as Moses on Mount Sinai is concerned, it was either a supernatural cosmic event, which I don’t believe, or a legend, which I don’t believe either. Or finally, and this is very probable, an event that joined Moses and the people of Israel under the effect of narcotics.” The professor’s theory came after he tried the drink, which is still used in religious rituals by the Amazon people, and had similar visions. He claims five events in Moses’ life were inspired by the drug, including the Ten Commandments and the Burning Bush miracle.
I love that last part – the theory came after the professor tried the drink. So much for good scholarship – hey, smoke this and things will make more sense.
These are the people who think we are crazy. Recently I preached a message called “Greater Works Than Jesus” and spoke of how the signs and wonders at the end of the age will rock the scholarly and scientific community. We are moving into days when God is coming against the arrogance of man in modern universities with marvels beyond what we’ve seen to date.
Professor Benny will be among the many mind-fried 60’s-era “intellectuals” who are blown away by the wonders God releases on the earth. I’m thinking it’ll be the quenticential bad trip. Dude.