Unicorns in the Bible?

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Unicorns in the Bible?

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:45 pm

Unicorns in the Bible?
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To think of the biblical unicorn as a fantasy animal is to demean God’s Word, which is true in every detail.


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Re: Unicorns in the Bible?

Postby Monster » Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:10 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Unicorns in the Bible?
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To think of the biblical unicorn as a fantasy animal is to demean God’s Word, which is true in every detail.


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Re: Unicorns in the Bible?

Postby Poodle » Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:16 pm

I quite agree. The King James version is the only place unicorns are mentioned and, if you trace back word usage from the same time, it appears that the reference was probably to the rhinocerous.

I'm not sure of the relationship between rhinocerouseseses and virgins, though.

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Re: Unicorns in the Bible?

Postby digress » Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:19 pm

Ive faith unicorns are real.
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Re: Unicorns in the Bible?

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:20 pm

Wouldn't want to get unicorned.

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Unicorns in the Bedroom.

Postby Matthew Ellard » Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:48 pm

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Postby digress » Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:10 pm

i cant express how much joy that pic is giving me right now
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Re: Unicorns in the Bedroom.

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:26 pm

Matthew Ellard wrote:
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Re: Unicorns in the Bible?

Postby Poodle » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:35 pm

I've checked the available YouTube library covering the cat decoration, and it is fairly obvious that cats are not too fond of the idea and are in possession of the perfect tools to ensure that the inflatable object does not remain inflatable for very long.

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Re: Unicorns in the Bible?

Postby Matthew Ellard » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:41 pm

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Re: Unicorns in the Bible?

Postby Gord » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:38 am

Poodle wrote:I quite agree. The King James version is the only place unicorns are mentioned and, if you trace back word usage from the same time, it appears that the reference was probably to the rhinocerous.

I disagree. The original word, "re'em", "was first identified in modern times with the aurochs by Johann Ulrich Duerst who discovered it was based on the Akkadian cognate rimu, meaning Bos primigenius, the aurochs, progenitor of cattle. This has been generally accepted, as it is today even among religious scholars. It has been translated in Christian Bibles as "oryx" and quite erroneously as "unicorn" in the Authorized King James Version Bible. Some Creationists believe it to be a triceratops, while others believe it is a rhinoceros."

But:

In Jewish folklore, the Re'em was larger than a mountain and could dam the river Jordan with its dung. To survive during the deluge, Noah had to strap its horns to the side of the Ark so that its nostril could protrude into the Ark allowing the animal to breathe. King David, while still a shepherd, mistook its horn for a mountain and climbed it, then the Re'em got up, carrying David up to the heaven. He prayed to God to save him, so a lion passed in front of the Re'em. As the Re'em bowed down to the king of beasts, David climbed off, but was threatened by the lion. He prayed again and an animal passed by so the lion could chase it and leave David unharmed.[citation needed]

Or maybe it was the shadhavar or shadhavhar: http://www.don-mcduck.de/buch/g-fabelwesen.php
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Re: Unicorns in the Bible?

Postby Poodle » Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:28 am

No ... the reference in the KJV, not the original Swahili.

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Re: Unicorns in the Bible?

Postby scrmbldggs » Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:59 am

Gord wrote:In Jewish folklore, the Re'em was larger than a mountain and could dam the river Jordan with its dung. To survive during the deluge, Noah had to strap its horns to the side of the Ark so that its nostril could protrude into the Ark allowing the animal to breathe.

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