"I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it."
- Genesis 1:29
The name cannabis is thought to be of Scythian origin. Possibly it has an earlier origin in Semitic languages like Hebrew, in Exodus 30:23 God commands Moses to make a holy anointing oil of myrrh, sweet cinnamon, kaneh bosm, and kassia. In kaneh bosm (Hebrew kannabos or kannabus) kan means "reed" or "cane", while bosm means "aromatic". Greek translations of the Old Testament rendered kan as "reed", leading to possibly erroneous English translations as sweet calamus (Exodus 30:23), sweet cane (Isaiah 43:24; Jeremiah 6:20) and calamus (Ezekiel 27:19; Song of Songs 4:14).