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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..

Awesome video Adstar, better than the other imo, but the exciting thing for me was the devil got/gets kicked in the teeth in spite the mileage he gets out of the lies and ridicule ..
 
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And the donkey talked? I'm sorry, still a little confused.
Yes the donkey ( called an ass in the KJV) that the prophet Balaam was riding as he went to see Balak king of the Moabites, against Gods will.. God caused it to talk to Balaam when Balaam beat it.. Balaam did not know that the donkeys refusal to go forward was what saved Balaam from certain death..

Numbers 22: KJV
22 "¶ And God’s anger was kindled because he went: and the angel of the LORD stood in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him. {23} And the ass saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam smote the ass, to turn her into the way. {24} But the angel of the LORD stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side. {25} And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam’s foot against the wall: and he smote her again.

{26} And the angel of the LORD went further, and stood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left. {27} And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she fell down under Balaam: and Balaam’s anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff. {28} And the LORD opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times? {29} And Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee. {30} And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee? And he said, Nay.

{31} Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face. {32} And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? behold, I went out to withstand thee, because thy way is perverse before me: {33} And the ass saw me, and turned from me these three times: unless she had turned from me, surely now also I had slain thee, and saved her alive."
 

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Here since my other thread about Mythical Creatures was shutdown for reasons I don't want to go into for fear that it will happen again, here are my two favorite songs about unicorns and one of movies my favorite movies that I enjoy with unicorns in them.







 
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Unicorns, Dragons, Behemoth and Leviathan

Bible mentions them; we dunno exactly what they were
Leviathan was a Canannite God whom Molech over threw from the sea. His Cannannite name was Yamm.
The story is echoed in scripture for those of us familiar with it.
 
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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.
I think drangons and unicorns were the name given to some animal. We already have the water dragon, its a lizard. And a unicorn is probably a rhino or something, not a mythical horse.
 
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I, too, would like to see that -- I vaguely remember some things:


Psa 74:12
For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.

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

Psa 74:14
Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.
 
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Isa 27:1

In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

Oh, there's something else though...
 
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Isa 27:1

In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

Oh, there's something else though...
hello Anto9us, dirtfarmer here

I think that he is referring to mythical monster, " Ugaritic monster- Lotan, the 7 headed monster.
 
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I used to have a friend who swore a unicorn was always appearing to her. Like an Ally McBeal thing. She was not a very spiritual or religious person, not inclined to paranormal or New Age stuff, so it was very strange for her to say this. She'd even point it out to me, of course I never saw a thing.
 

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hello StoveBolts, dirtfarmer here

Would you mind, for us that a not familiar with the story, enlighten us, so that we can be familiar with the story, also?
It's an ancient Near Eastern text, Ugaritic legend about Baal and Anath.
Not sure if you can Google that, but try. I have the ANE text by Pritchard and it's within these writings.
 
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Why Does The Bible Mention Unicorns?

Now, this is not a real creature. This animal is totally fictitious. None of these are alive today and no scientist has ever found a fossil of one. However, unicorns are mentioned in the King James version of the Bible 9 times, in 5 different books, by at least 5 different authors: by Balaam, Moses, David, Isaiah, and even God himself in the book of Job. These are the verses that mention unicorns:

Numbers 23:22 “God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn.”
Numbers 24:8 “God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn: he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them through with his arrows.”
Job 39:9 “Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?”
Job 39:10 “Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?”
Psalms 29:6 “He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.”
Psalms 92:10 “But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.”
Deuteronomy 33:17 “His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.”
Psalms 22:21 “Save me from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.”
Isaiah 34:7 “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.”
Unicorns are not mentioned in any of the modern translations. Only in the King James version are they mentioned. Most of the modern translations say “wild ox.” Some translations even say “buffalo.”

However, many Christian apologists are insistent that the King James Version is the most accurate of all the English translations. So because of this, some people, especially atheists, like to scoff at the Bible and make fun of it as a book of myths and fairy tales.

However, it is important to understand that the definition of the word “unicorn” has changed over time.

If you get an old 1828 Noah Webster’s Dictionary, which is the very first edition dictionary that Webster came out with about 200 years ago, and look up the word “unicorn” it says:

Unicorn – An animal with one horn; the monoceros. this name is often applied to the rhinoceros.

(This 1828 dictionary can be accessed free online. Just go to Google.com and type in “Noah Webster 1828” and it will be one of the first links that pop up.)

Notice how this 200-year-old definition of the word “unicorn” says absolutely nothing about a horse. It says nothing about a horse-like animal, or a mythical animal, or a fictitious creature. It says absolutely nothing about mythology whatsoever. But rather, it says that this is a name that is often applied to the rhinoceros.

Now, anyone who has ever seen a rhinoceros knows that a rhino has two horns — a larger one up front, and a smaller one behind. So, how could a rhinoceros be considered a unicorn?
 
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Well, if you look up the word “rhinoceros” in the same dictionary it says:

Rhinoceros – A genus of quadrupeds of two species, one of which, the unicorn, has a single horn growing almost erect from the nose. This animal when full grown, is said to be 12 feet in length. There is another species with two horns, the bicornis. They are natives of Asia and Africa.

According to Noah Webster, back in the early 1800’s it was understood that there were two species of the rhinoceros. The one-horned species was called “unicorn,” and the two-horned species was called “bicornis.”

Today it is understood that there are five species of the rhinoceros, three of which have two horns, and two of which have one horn.

So basically, if you get a 200-year-old Noah Webster’s dictionary and look up the word “unicorn” it says “rhinoceros,” and if you look up the word “rhinoceros” it says “unicorn.” That was just 200 years ago. The King James was translated 400 years ago in 1611. One does not have to be good at math to figure this out.

Today’s definition of the word “unicorn” says absolutely nothing about a rhinoceros, and today’s definition of “rhinoceros” says absolutely nothing about a unicorn. The definitions have changed over time.

So, if the definition of “unicorn” has changed in just the past 200 years from rhinoceros to horse, then it doesn’t make much sense to take a modern definition of the word “unicorn” and apply it to a 400-year-old translation of the Bible. That’s illogical.

As a matter of fact, even today the scientific name of the Asian One-Horned Rhinoceros is Rhinoceros unicornis. And Diceros bicornis is the scientific name of a two-horned rhinoceros called the Black Rhinoceros. Where do you think those scientific names came from?

Well, they came from the Latin. Unicornis and bicornis are Latin words. That’s interesting, because If you look up Psalm 92:10 in the Latin Bible, the Latin word that is being used here is the word “unicornis.”

Psalm 92:10 in the Latin text:

“Et exaltabitur sicut unicornis cornu meum,

et senectus mea in misericordia uberi.”

“Unicornis” is the same Latin word that is being used in the scientific name of the Asian One-Horned Rhinoceros.

If you look up Job 39:9 in the Latin Bible, the word that is being used here is the word “rinoceros”:

Job 39:9 in the Latin text:

numquid volet rinoceros servire tibi,

aut morabitur ad praesepe tuum

So, one verse says “rinoceros” and the other says “unicornis.”

rinoceros … unicornis …

Rhinoceros unicornis.

As a matter of fact, out of the 9 scripture verses that mention unicorns, there are 5 different Latin words that are being used:

Rinoceros

Rinocerotis

Rinocerota

Unicornium

Unicornis

These five Latin words are used when the Old King James version of the Bible mentions unicorns.

The original printing of the KJV has this on the front:

“Newly Translated out of the Original

Tongues: & with the former Translations

Diligently compared and revised by his

Majesty’s special Commandment”

The King James was translated from the original tongues, but the translators also diligently compared their work to former translations, including the Latin. They would have known that the Latin said “rinoceros,” and they put “unicorn.” This is evidence that unicorn meant rhinoceros back in 1611 just like it did in 1828.

As a matter of fact, in Isaiah 34:7, in the original printing of the KJV, when the word unicorn is used there is a footnote that says “Or Rhinoceros.”

There is a book that was published in 2003 called “The Return of the Unicorns: The Natural History and Conservation of the Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros.”1 On the front cover of this book there is a picture of some rhinoceroses. And yet the title is “The Return of the Unicorns.” This book was written by an evolutionary scientist named Eric Deinerstein. At the time of this writing, the book was available on Amazon.com.

Scientists today often use the word “unicorn” when referring to either the Asian One-Horned Rhinoceros or the Javan Rhinoceros. If you do any research online, you’ll find scientists often calling them “unicorns.” The Asian One-Horned Rhinoceros is also known as the Indian Rhinoceros and also as the Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros.

There is an extinct species of a giant one-horned rhinoceros called Elasmotherium sibiricum, also known as the Big Horn Rhinoceros. Scientists today often refer to this creature as “The Giant Unicorn.” As a matter of fact, this is the creature that some creation scientists at Answers in Genesis believe may be the unicorn that is mentioned in scripture.

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hello Anto9us, dirtfarmer here

I think that he is referring to mythical monster, " Ugaritic monster- Lotan, the 7 headed monster.
I'm not familiar with Lotan. I'll look him up tonight in my ANE book.
Yamm was a sea monster who wreaked havoc on sailors etc.

And yes, I do see echoes of Yamm in the verses Anto9us posted.
 

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I just looked up Lotan from Wiki and it looks like he is Yamms serpent. Again, I'll read the original text tonight. He probably has a different name, so I'll look for 7 heads. And no, I don't understand the Wiki in the same light as the author when it comes to Taimat etc.
I'd also like to mention that in Genesis 1, the world was covered in deep water. In biblical thought, the deep water is a metaphor for chaos and is also echoed throughout scripture. This is Yamms territory, for God created Leviathan. Only Eden was without chaos, and it was humanities job to subdue, and by doing so, expand the harmony within Eden.
We see Jesus calming the sea, just as YHVH took care of Leviathan and in Revelation, we see the Sea giving up it's dead.

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