Scoffers like to take one idea or even one word from the Bible and show how it makes no sense. They therefore think they have a case to discount the entire Bible.
One such word they’ve used is “unicorn”.
Unicorns are mentioned 9 times in the Bible, "So it must be a fantasy book" they claim. Here is a video that someone made that may shed some light on the darkness of some people's mind…
Today we may think that a unicorn is a mythical animal that looks like a horse with one horn. But what did it mean originally?
According to 1828 edition of Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language:
- unicorn U'NICORN, n. [L. unicornis; unus, one, and cornu, horn. ]1. an animal with one horn; the monoceros. this name is often applied to the rhinoceros.
- unicornous UNICORN'OUS, a. Having only one horn.
The elasmotherium is an extinct giant rhinoceros with a 33-inch-long skull. It has has a huge bony protuberance on the frontal bone consistent with the support structure for a massive horn.
Archaeologist Austen Henry Layard sketched a single-horned creature from an obelisk with two-horned bovine animals in his 1849 book Nineveh and Its Remains identifying it as a one horned Indian rhinoceros.
See more Forbidden Definitions== Footnotes ==
- : Job. 39:9-10 KJV, "Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib? Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?"
- Psalm 22:21 KJV, "Save me from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns."
- Isaiah 34:7 KJV, "And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness."
- See also KJV in Num. 23:22; Nu. 24:8; Deut. 33:17; Psalm 29:6; 92:10.