Drug Dealing in Sodom and Gomorrah

Sodom and Gomorrah stood for so much more than mere sexual depravity – it was the drug dealing centre of the Old Testament world.

Those who have read The Bronze Age: Man as God section of Saturn Death Cult – Part 1 will know that I have identified the origins of the illicit drug trade in opium with the biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.

This may seem odd to most who have been schooled into associating Sodom and Gomorrah with sexual deprivation.  That the name Sodom has been appropriated as a descriptive term for anal sex is, in my opinion, an unfortunate clouding of the real issue surrounding this well known tale of moral corruption and divine retribution.

The first clue we have from the Bible regards Sodom and Gomorrah being involved in the drug trade comes from the book of Deuteronomy in which we read:

31  For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges. 32  For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter: 33  Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.
Deuteronomy. 32: 31-33 (emphasis mine)

The term; ‘their grapes are grapes of gall’ highlights the use of the word ‘gall’ which is translated from the Hebrew word ‘roshe’.  Roshe is the Hebrew word for the poppy plant, the source of opium and, according to the above quote from Deuteronomy, cultivated by Sodom and Gomorrah.

Roshe is also translated as poison in the same passage from Deuteronomy and is associated with the effects of snake venom.  The ‘water of gall [roshe]’ is also referred to in the Bible many times, eg. Jeremiah 9:15.  This is direct reference to the sap of the poppy which is very bitter to taste and creates a drunken effect when consumed.

Because it is an opiate, roshe could be used to deaden the effects of pain, both physical and mental – it is highly addictive.  It was this concoction that was offered to Jesus Christ on the cross as he hung dying.

They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall:  and when he had tasted [theroff], he would not drink.
Matthew 27: 34

Another word associated with roshe is ‘wormwood’, from the Hebrew word ‘lahanow’ which means to poison or curse.  There are references to ‘bitter as wormwood’ (Proverbs 5: 14) and ‘drunken with wormwood’ (Lamentations 3: 15) and it features as a famously dire moment in the apocalyptic writings of Revelation:

And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood: and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
Revelation 8: 11

Gall and wormwood feature together on occasion, always with the same implication of being poisoned.

. . . lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood.
Deuteronomy 29: 18

Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.
Lamentations 3: 19

So it can be seen that the consumption of ‘gall’ (opium) and its poisonous effects (wormwood) very much point to the existence of a drug trade flourishing during the heyday of Sodom and Gomorrah.  This is why the fields of poppy plants with their distinctive sap-bearing head were called the ‘grapes of Sodom’.  From this we can assume that Sodom and Gomorrah generated most of their income from the cultivation of the poppy.

The effects of this insidious trade with its tendency to spread misery and death amongst those that consume its wares is alluded to once again in the 22nd chapter of the book of Revelation.  Here we see the use of the Greek word pharmakos to describe those who practise sorcery.  The English work ‘pharmaceutical’ is derived from pharmakos and means ‘drugs’.  Those who involve themselves in this activity are said to be excluded from the future Kingdom of God. (see Revelation 22: 15)

Drug deal gone bad, Old Testament style. (image PD)

It’s a noteworthy contention that the biblical condemnation of the illicit trade in opium extends also to the legitimate business of ‘Big Pharma’, as the modern pharmaceutical industry is called today.  The extensive doping of a large proportion of the world population with anti-depressants, dubious vaccines and a whole chemistry of medical aids is as much a part of the machine supporting the Saturn Death Cult agenda as Babylon’s banking system is.  These ‘sorcerers’ have made the world drunk with their stupefying pharmaceutical products and we can only wonder the true meaning behind the latter words of Revelation 18: 23 in discussing God’s condemnation of the Babylonian curse:

. . . for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries (i.e pharmaceuticals) were all nations deceived.

(emphasis and addition mine)

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