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Alright, so here's the deal. Everyone knows what unicorns are right? A magical mythical white horse with a single horn protruding from its forehead. There's been lots of movies and stories about them, and even a song about them missing the ark and being washed away in the great flood. (I also found out there waso a sequel song written about them turning into narwhals last night and I loved it maybe even a bit more due to a happier ending for the unicorns) Anyway, ever since I was a little girl I have always LOVED unicorns being fascinated with them and being bummed out by the fact that they weren't real. Or were they? About ten years ago or so I found out that unicorns showed up in the Bible. Could that really mean that at some point in time unicorns really existed? Of course since a unicorn literally means one horn, it could also mean that it could have been a rhinoceros or something of the sort. I think at some point dragons were also mentioned in the Bible but I'm not a hundred percent sure about that one. What do you guys think? Could the mythical beloved creature have actually existed at some point? Could it even actually exist today? I'm really curious to hear all of your opinions. Me personally, I do believe that just because you haven't seen something doesn't mean that it doesn't exist, but unfortunately I also believe that what we all know as a unicorn today was only meant to live on in our imaginations. I can still hope though can't I?
 
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Alright, so here's the deal. Everyone knows what unicorns are right? A magical mythical white horse with a single horn protruding from its forehead. There's been lots of movies and stories about them, and even a song about them missing the ark and being washed away in the great flood. (I also found out there waso a sequel song written about them turning into narwhals last night and I loved it maybe even a bit more due to a happier ending for the unicorns) Anyway, ever since I was a little girl I have always LOVED unicorns being fascinated with them and being bummed out by the fact that they weren't real. Or were they? About ten years ago or so I found out that unicorns showed up in the Bible. Could that really mean that at some point in time unicorns really existed? Of course since a unicorn literally means one horn, it could also mean that it could have been a rhinoceros or something of the sort. I think at some point dragons were also mentioned in the Bible but I'm not a hundred percent sure about that one. What do you guys think? Could the mythical beloved creature have actually existed at some point? Could it even actually exist today? I'm really curious to hear all of your opinions. Me personally, I do believe that just because you haven't seen something doesn't mean that it doesn't exist, but unfortunately I also believe that what we all know as a unicorn today was only meant to live on in our imaginations. I can still hope though can't I?
I never thought they were mythical but rather that they are just not present because the LORD did not place them on the Ark. However, mythical or real, we do not want to dwell on them and not love God with our whole being.
 

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I never thought they were mythical but rather that they are just not present because the LORD did not place them on the Ark. However, mythical or real, we do not want to dwell on them and not love God with our whole being.

I don't recall I said anything about not loving God on there, I obviously do. Just because I love unicorns doesn't mean that I love them more than God. That's like saying I love ice cream more than my parents. This thread is all just meant in fun actually.
 
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Mythological creatures have been a part of mankind's stories since recorded history. In the First Epistle of Clement, one of the ECF's, he writes about the Phoenix:
CHAPTER 25 -- THE PHOENIX AN EMBLEM OF OUR RESURRECTION.

Let us consider that wonderful sign [of the resurrection] which takes place in Eastern lands, that is, in Arabia and the countries round about. There is a certain bird which is called a phoenix. This is the only one of its kind, and lives five hundred years. And when the time of its dissolution draws near that it must die, it builds itself a nest of frankincense, and myrrh, and other spices, into which, when the time is fulfilled, it enters and dies. But as the flesh decays a certain kind of worm is produced, which, being nourished by the juices of the dead bird, brings forth feathers. Then, when it has acquired strength, it takes up that nest in which are the bones of its parent, and bearing these it passes from the land of Arabia into Egypt, to the city called Heliopolis. And, in open day, flying in the sight of all men, it places them on the altar of the sun, and having done this, hastens back to its former abode. The priests then inspect the registers of the dates, and find that it has returned exactly as the five hundredth year was completed.
http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/1clement-roberts.html

Don't take mythology too seriously.......
 

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Mythological creatures have been a part of mankind's stories since recorded history. In the First Epistle of Clement, one of the ECF's, he writes about the Phoenix:
CHAPTER 25 -- THE PHOENIX AN EMBLEM OF OUR RESURRECTION.

Let us consider that wonderful sign [of the resurrection] which takes place in Eastern lands, that is, in Arabia and the countries round about. There is a certain bird which is called a phoenix. This is the only one of its kind, and lives five hundred years. And when the time of its dissolution draws near that it must die, it builds itself a nest of frankincense, and myrrh, and other spices, into which, when the time is fulfilled, it enters and dies. But as the flesh decays a certain kind of worm is produced, which, being nourished by the juices of the dead bird, brings forth feathers. Then, when it has acquired strength, it takes up that nest in which are the bones of its parent, and bearing these it passes from the land of Arabia into Egypt, to the city called Heliopolis. And, in open day, flying in the sight of all men, it places them on the altar of the sun, and having done this, hastens back to its former abode. The priests then inspect the registers of the dates, and find that it has returned exactly as the five hundredth year was completed.
http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/1clement-roberts.html

Don't take mythology too seriously.......

Yeah, I heard of the Phoenix too, it's in Harry Potter. I've always seen the resemblance to the death and resurrection of Christ. I do hope you weren't talking to me about taking mythology so seriously. Obviously I don't since this thread was based in pure fun wondering what the "unicorns" were in the Bible.
 
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https://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-unicorn.html

Question: "Why does the KJV Bible mention the unicorn?"

Answer:
In several passages (Numbers 23:22, 24:8; Deuteronomy 33:17; Job 39:9-10; Psalm 22:21, 29:6; Isaiah 34:7), the King James Version of the Bible mentions a unicorn. The original Hebrew is the word re’em which was translated monokeros in the Septuagint and unicornis in the Latin Vulgate. Later versions use the phrase “wild ox.” The original Hebrew word basically means “beast with a horn.” One possible interpretation is the rhinoceros. But since the Hebrew tow’apaha in Numbers 23:22 refers to more than one horn, it’s likely the translators of the Septuagint used creative license to infer a wild and powerful, but recognizable animal for their versions.

The re’em is believed to refer to aurochs or urus, large cattle which roamed Europe and Asia in ancient times. Aurochs stood over six feet tall and were the ancestors of domestic cattle. They became extinct in the 1600s. In the Bible, the “wild ox” usually refers to someone with great power. In Numbers 23:22 and 24:8, God compares His own strength to that of a wild ox. In Psalm 22:21, David imagines his enemies as wild oxen. The bull represented several different deities including Baal, Moloch, and the Egyptian Apis. The Israelites tried to adopt these beliefs when they made the golden calf.

Whether the re’em refers to a rhinocerous, or an auroch, or some other horned animal, the image is the same—that of an untamable, ferocious, powerful, wild animal. What we do know is that the Bible is not referring to the mythological “unicorn,” the horse-with-a-horn creature of fairy tales and fantasy literature. It is highly unlikely that the KJV translators believed in the mythological unicorn. Rather, they simply used the Latin term that described a “beast with a horn.”
 
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Here are some examples of scripture speaking about dinosaurs and dragons.
Job 30:29; 40:15-18; 23; Job 41; Isaiah 27:1; 51:9; Deuteronomy 32:33

Psa 44:19 Though thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.

Psa 74:13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters. (and Psa 148:7)

Isa 34:13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls.

Isa 35:7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.

Isa 43:20 The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.

Jer 9:11 And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.

Jer 10:22 Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah desolate, and a den of dragons. (and Jer 14:6)

Jer 49:33 And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons, and a desolation for ever: there shall no man abide there, nor any son of man dwell in it. (and Jer 51:37)

Micah 1:8 Therefore I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the owls.

Mal 1:3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
 
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Alright, so here's the deal. Everyone knows what unicorns are right? A magical mythical white horse with a single horn protruding from its forehead. There's been lots of movies and stories about them, and even a song about them missing the ark and being washed away in the great flood. (I also found out there waso a sequel song written about them turning into narwhals last night and I loved it maybe even a bit more due to a happier ending for the unicorns) Anyway, ever since I was a little girl I have always LOVED unicorns being fascinated with them and being bummed out by the fact that they weren't real. Or were they? About ten years ago or so I found out that unicorns showed up in the Bible. Could that really mean that at some point in time unicorns really existed? Of course since a unicorn literally means one horn, it could also mean that it could have been a rhinoceros or something of the sort. I think at some point dragons were also mentioned in the Bible but I'm not a hundred percent sure about that one. What do you guys think? Could the mythical beloved creature have actually existed at some point? Could it even actually exist today? I'm really curious to hear all of your opinions. Me personally, I do believe that just because you haven't seen something doesn't mean that it doesn't exist, but unfortunately I also believe that what we all know as a unicorn today was only meant to live on in our imaginations. I can still hope though can't I?
No such thing as a unicorn. That is an error in the KJV. It likely means a horned creature of some sort.
 

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No such thing as a unicorn. That is an error in the KJV. It likely means a horned creature of some sort.

Yeah, maybe you're right. But like I said, I can still dream can't I? After all dreams are what make the impossible possible. If God didn't intend for us to use our imaginations, He wouldn't have given them to us in the first place.
 
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Alright, so here's the deal. Everyone knows what unicorns are right? A magical mythical white horse with a single horn protruding from its forehead. There's been lots of movies and stories about them, and even a song about them missing the ark and being washed away in the great flood. (I also found out there waso a sequel song written about them turning into narwhals last night and I loved it maybe even a bit more due to a happier ending for the unicorns) Anyway, ever since I was a little girl I have always LOVED unicorns being fascinated with them and being bummed out by the fact that they weren't real. Or were they? About ten years ago or so I found out that unicorns showed up in the Bible. Could that really mean that at some point in time unicorns really existed? Of course since a unicorn literally means one horn, it could also mean that it could have been a rhinoceros or something of the sort. I think at some point dragons were also mentioned in the Bible but I'm not a hundred percent sure about that one. What do you guys think? Could the mythical beloved creature have actually existed at some point? Could it even actually exist today? I'm really curious to hear all of your opinions. Me personally, I do believe that just because you haven't seen something doesn't mean that it doesn't exist, but unfortunately I also believe that what we all know as a unicorn today was only meant to live on in our imaginations. I can still hope though can't I?
The King James translates the Hebrew "רְאֵם" (rĕ'em) as "Unicorn."
From Strong's: "probably the great aurochs or wild bulls which are now extinct. The exact meaning is not known."
The word "Horn" in ancient Hebrew literature is used to refer to someone's strength.
Psa 148:14 "He also exalteth the horn of his people,..."
"Unicorn" only shows up in the KJV.
Psa 92:10 "But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil."
All other English translations render the Hebrew as "wild ox." (Which would make sense when they were talking about strength.)

So, no. There are no unicorns that look look a horse with a horn coming out of its forehead. Sorry

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Alright, so here's the deal. Everyone knows what unicorns are right? A magical mythical white horse with a single horn protruding from its forehead. There's been lots of movies and stories about them, and even a song about them missing the ark and being washed away in the great flood. (I also found out there waso a sequel song written about them turning into narwhals last night and I loved it maybe even a bit more due to a happier ending for the unicorns) Anyway, ever since I was a little girl I have always LOVED unicorns being fascinated with them and being bummed out by the fact that they weren't real. Or were they? About ten years ago or so I found out that unicorns showed up in the Bible. Could that really mean that at some point in time unicorns really existed? Of course since a unicorn literally means one horn, it could also mean that it could have been a rhinoceros or something of the sort. I think at some point dragons were also mentioned in the Bible but I'm not a hundred percent sure about that one. What do you guys think? Could the mythical beloved creature have actually existed at some point? Could it even actually exist today? I'm really curious to hear all of your opinions. Me personally, I do believe that just because you haven't seen something doesn't mean that it doesn't exist, but unfortunately I also believe that what we all know as a unicorn today was only meant to live on in our imaginations. I can still hope though can't I?
A unicorn in the Bible is actually a One horned Asian Rhino ... In the Bible both African and Asian Rhino's are mentioned.. The African Rhino has two horns one larger one smaller..

Please watch this video.. It will explain the actual situation regarding Unicorns..

 
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Here are some examples of scripture speaking about dinosaurs and dragons.
Job 30:29; 40:15-18; 23; Job 41; Isaiah 27:1; 51:9; Deuteronomy 32:33
Psa 44:19 Though thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.
Psa 74:13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters. (and Psa 148:7)
Isa 34:13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls.
Isa 35:7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
Isa 43:20 The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.
Jer 9:11 And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.
Jer 10:22 Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah desolate, and a den of dragons. (and Jer 14:6)
Jer 49:33 And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons, and a desolation for ever: there shall no man abide there, nor any son of man dwell in it. (and Jer 51:37)
Micah 1:8 Therefore I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the owls.
Mal 1:3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
Lots of dragons - no dinosaurs
The Late Middle English of the KJV should not be assumed to be a direct correlation to Modern English.
A crocodile or a python could easily be called a "dragon."
Medieval stories with knights and maidens and dragons and unicorns has no direct correlation to scripture. (My wife did an analysis of "Beowulf" for an English Lit class and discovered it to be a cryptic Christian, allegorical, epic with hero and monster representing good and evil, Christ and Satan. That fits in with the medieval convention of "Morality Plays" and works like "Pilgrim's Progress.")

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