Unicorns in the bible?
I’m a mom, and to me the best part of parenting is watching my children Grow. I have a six year old daughter and a two year old son. The conversations between my son and I generally contain more ”No’s” “Why’s” and “ I poopy’s” than I would like but the conversations with my daughter seem to become more interesting as the days go by. Recently we had a talk about unicorns and whether they are real or not. I explained to her that they were make believe and just for fun. This wasn’t as easily accepted by her as I hoped it would be, her six year old dream of seeing the one horned horse were crushed within minutes and all of a sudden she no longer wanted to wear her unicorn themed graphic tees.
As a mom I try to give her the best information I can ensuring that it is 100 percent the truth. I contently got settled in bed for the night with the feeling of successful parenting and accurate information giving and began to read my scriptures for the night until I saw this,
“ Psalm 92:10
But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with
fresh oil. (KJV)”
Wait a darn second now, did I just read what I thought I read? As a firm believer in the word of God I take everything I read in the bible to be true. Upon this realization I wondered if I had to go back and share with baby girl that her dreams of seeing a unicorn may just come true. I obviously had to do further research on this before I would say anything.
Me: Where are unicorns mentioned in the bible
Google: Job 39:9, Numbers 23:22, Numbers 24:8, Psalm 29:6, Deuteronomy 33:17, Job 39:10, Psalm 22:22, Isaiah 34:7
Reading each of these scriptures in versions other than the King James version led me to believe that the word unicorn alluded to some type of oxen or bull which makes sense but what kind of oxen or bull looks anything like the unicorn that I see in the fantasy books with the horn on the front of their head.
BRAIN BLAST (In my Jimmy Newtron voice)
A RHINO…Okay may not such a brain blast, I used google lol. There are rhinos with two horns and some with just one. As you know Rhino’s don’t seem to be the type of animal you can domesticate though so why are these people in the bible mentioning it as if it was some type of animal they encountered in their everyday life? Well they didn’t.
Job 39:9 Will the unicorn be willing to
serve thee, or abide by thy crib? (KJV)
From what Job was saying this “unicorn" he mentioned seemed to be a wild animal, just as the rhino is today. As we know, horses can be trained and to an extent domesticated so it wouldn’t make sense for a horse with one horn to be the animal Job is talking about. This is what I got from my research, I think the unicorn being mentioned in the King James Version of the bible was some type of animal in connection to the Rhino family and after that, all I knew was that I didn’t have to go back to my six year old and explain to her that one day she was going to see a horse with a 3 foot horn on the top of their head and a 22 inch pack of pink Remy hair hanging from it’s butt. I mean how would they bend their neck down to eat with that horn in the way anyways? Lol
This article was just for laughs although it contained actual scriptures from the bible.
Laugh a little bit saints!