The Edomites who rose to prominence during the Late Bronze Age lived, up on the Ash-Sharah highlands and in some part of Wadi Arabah next to Midian.
Genesis tells us that the Edomites, were referred to as the descendants of Esau who married from other non-Israelite tribes. Genesis also tells us that Esau had red hair and a wild nature, with easy-going personality.
Esau is said to be the founder of the nation Edom. He was the twin brother of Jacob, the son of the holy man Isaac, and the grandson of Abraham. All of these men were "shepherds."
It seems to be a major error to imagine that the Aramean Shepherds (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob ), were mere wandering nomads of little or no significance in their day. Content with the nomadic lifestyle, they all lived in tents, and kept large herds of animals. However, in the Biblical account they are clearly pictured as men of high social status; as men of influence, importance, distinction, considerable wealth and power. Therefore, it is clear that the ancestors of the biblical family were notable and of Noble or Royal origins; they were -by no mean- regular. They were Holy Men.
Abraham was honored by Melchizedek on his way from Ur, and to the Hittites, he was considered a prince. All this points to a man of distinction and power. Of such an esteemed, honored, respected and well-known Shepherds family came Esau, the father of the Edomites.
In his book “The Moses Legacy,” Graham Phillips states that according to the Book of Jasher, Moses fled Egypt to Edom. Where he was greeted by Jasher's grandfather, Herzon the Edomite. Moses lived amongst Hezron's people for some time. The Book of Jasher, which was excluded from the books of scripture, covers the period the Israelites spent in the wilderness, and contains commentaries on events during and preceding their bondage in Egypt. In this book that’s named after him, Jasher is referred to as the highest judge of all Israel.
So according to the book of Jasher, the Edomites were the tribe of warrior elites - the Lord Hosts and the highest Judges of the area.
So what does this all mean, the Edomites were the tribe of the highest Judges of the area?
And if so, then would it not imply that they had more wisdom than the other tribes, or that they could see things that nobody else could?
So could it it be possible that the Edomites Judges took spirit plants with chemicals that affect consciousness, and the insight and understanding. So is it possible the judges of this ancient culture took entheogens during tribal dispute?
According to the Biblical account Edomites and the Midianites were involved in the sacred serpent mystery. (Serpents are commonly represented in mythic or religious context as bearers of potent symbolic value or esoteric secrets. The snake's venom is associated with plant chemicals that have the power to either heal or poison; or that provide expanded consciousness through divine intoxication). A Serpent mystery at their copper mines of Edom and the Midin. The serpent mystery is rarely touched upon by scholars, because they are unable to understand the veiled references and symbolism to certain esoteric teachings known to the ancient tribes.
According to the Hebrew Bible, the Midin copper mine were run by a nomadic clan known as the Kenites tribe of Caleb. The Kenites were coppersmiths and metalworkers and were more advanced in the arts than the other tribes. They are along with the Israelites tribes of Judah, Dan, Simeon, and Levi the most clans that was associated with Moses Serpent mystery.
The bible actually tooks about the Brazen Serpent that was venerated by the Israelites for hundreds of years after Moses, until it was destroyed between 719-745 B.C. Because the serpent wisdom were distorted and misunderstood or manipulated, and the masses started worshipping the Brazen Serpent as an idol.
Common to this serpent mystery is the use of substances with magical properties. Amongst the Israelites, this magical substance was known as the “Showbread.” Eaten by the priests, showbread is associated with mystical abilities in connection with the Ark of the Covenant and the breastplate of judgment.
According to Exodus (35:31) the Showbread or The Bread of the Presence of God was made in the wilderness by wise and knowledgeable Bezaleel, a skilled goldsmith and craftsman. Exodus describes how Bezaleel manufactured crowns, rings, bowls, and candlesticks out of pure gold. The Book of Leviticus (24:5-7) states that the loaves were made by fine flour mixed with pure incense. So what kind of incense? And what is this fine flour mix? And what is Manna flour? And why would a goldsmith be in charge of making the Showbread “sacred bread“ and not a baker?
Could it be that the Edomites were ingesting a similar substance to the Egyptian Shem-anna and the Israelites Manna? The Shem-anna was taken by pharaohs to increase their aptitudes for leadership; so was the Hebrew Showbread ingested by the High Priests and Judges of Israel to increase perception and discern right from wrong? And if so, then what is this mysterious substance composed of?