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Unicorns

By Nathan H.

Why Does the Bible Mention Unicorns? 

 


One day I just decided to sit down and really figure this out. 

Now, some people think that the Bible is talking about the mythical unicorn, like the ones portrayed in Charlie the unicorn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5im0Ssyyus

And so they make fun of the Bible, and make fun of the Creation Museum by making websites like "The Unicorn Museum" http://www.unicornmuseum.org

But if the Bible is really scientifically and historically accurate, then why would it mention a mythical animal?

I've listened to Creation Scientists answer this question before, but they said they weren't certain what a unicorn was. Instead they said things like, "Probably it's a dinosaur" like in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO0ibz_KUN0 (6 min. 4 sec.)

But what's the real answer? So I looked up the word unicorn in Noah Webster's 1828 dictionary and it said that this name is often applied to the rhinoceros. It said absolutely nothing about a horse. So then I looked up the word unicorn in the Webster's New World dictionary and it said it was a mythical horselike animal.

What a difference in definitions!

Then I looked up rhinoceros in the 1828 dictionary and it said that unicorn was the name of the one horned species of the rhinoceros, and bicornis was the name of the two horned species.

Then I found out that the scientific name of the Asian One-Horned Rhinoceros is Rhinoceros unicornis. Then I found out that Diceros bicornis is the scientific name of a two horned rhinoceros called the black rhinoceros.

Then I found out that there is a book online called "The Return of the Unicorns: The Natural History and Conservation of the Greater One Horned Rhinoceros" by Eric Dinerstein. 

Then I found out that there is an extinct one-horned rhinoceros called Elasmotherium Sibiricum which scientists today call The Giant Unicorn according to this website: 

http://www.animalcorner.co.uk/wildlife/rhinos/rhino_history.html

and this website:

http://www.lonympics.co.uk/unic.htm

Then I found out that Ken Ham at Answers in Genesis believes the Elasmotherium might be the unicorn in the Bible, although he isn't for sure.

Then I found out that the Latin bible actually uses the word rinoceros when the King James uses the word unicorn.

So, I was rather surprised when Creation Scientists said they weren't for sure exactly what the unicorn in the bible was.

So I thought I'd make a video and throw in my two cents as to what I found in order to stop the confusion and help out some Creation Scientists with evidence that perhaps they weren't aware of.

I used Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended, After Effects Pro, Premiere Pro, and Soundbooth.

And for those who are wondering whether or not the verse in Deuteronomy 33 was really translated incorrectly into the King James, then I would suggest watching these videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFJZeKGUqek
and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ2qAGwilQA

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