August 14, 2008
Unicorns in the Bible
“Some people claim the Bible is a book of fairy tales because it mentions unicorns. However, the biblical unicorn was a real animal, not an imaginary creature. The Bible refers to the unicorn in the context of familiar animals, such as peacocks, lambs, lions, bullocks, goats, donkeys, horses, dogs, eagles, and calves (Job 39:9–12.1) In Job 38–41, God reminded Job of the characteristics of a variety of impressive animals He had created, showing Job that God was far above man in power and strength….” Blah blah blah…
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Wouldn't it make more sense just to question the accuracy of the translation? And maybe accept that the translation was flavored by a belief in unicorns in Europe during the period of the translation?
Posted by: Scott at Aug 19, 2008 12:48:47 PM
yeah, that's just the king James version being a very bad translation. Which is not to say the bible doesn't have it's fair share of critters (leviathan), but the KJV is just generally rotton.
Posted by: Gideon at Aug 21, 2008 12:53:57 AM
Please pardon the hyperlink but if anyone is interested I wrote an essay on this topic entitled:
“Horn of a Dilema? The Bible Mentions Unicorns”
Posted by: Mariano at Feb 1, 2009 7:53:25 AM