Where in the Bible does it speak of unicorns?
#43575. Asked by Hamlet.. (Jan 19 04 11:13 PM)
Certain poetical passages of the biblical Old Testament refer to a strong and splendid horned animal called re’em. This word was translated “unicorn” or “rhinoceros” in many versions of the Bible, but many modern translations prefer “wild ox” (aurochs), which is the correct meaning of the Hebrew re’em. Encyclopaedia Britannica (1997), s.v. “Unicorn” (London: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.), 12:129.|
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libera me ab ore leonis et a cornibus unicornium humilitatem meam
The Biblical (zionist) ox as a symbol of strength is used on the British coat of arms. But unfortunately it is inaccurate. It is wrongly represented as a one-horned horse. It sounds rather stupid, looks rather stupid and I wish it were changed. But its meaning is sacred and very important to me as a British national. It is tacit support of the Jewish state and I support this as a Christian.|
The ox when mentioned in the Bible is a symbol of strength to the Hebrew people and that is what it means to us.
The lion also features on the coat of arms of our nation, symbolising absolute sovereignty under God as a nation ruled ultimately by Christ.
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