Word of the Day / Samim
Though it has a holy and fragrant history, this ancient word got mixed up with the wrong crowd and is now wanted as an illegal substance.
“Take unto thee sweet spices,” the Lord said unto Moses (Exodus 30:34). The original Hebrew word for what the King James Bible calls “spices” is samim (sa-MEEM), a word that in Modern Hebrew has come to mean drugs, particularly those not legal for consumption. How did this happen?