8 Times Unicorns Were Mentioned in the Bible

8 Times Unicorns Were Mentioned in the Bible

Students of the Old Testament are well aware that it contains passages which many in the world find fantastic. From Noah’s Ark to Jonah and the whale, many stories and verses found in the sacred tome fly in the face of modern scientific discovery. Some of the faithful maintain a literal belief while others have come to view the text as largely symbolic—but all can agree that the ancient words have had an enormous impact on the world’s history.

Some of the more unique verses in the Old Testament refer to unicorns. Of course, when shadowed by tales of escaping lions’ dens, trumpeting down city walls, and splitting enormous bodies of water, it’s easy to see how these passages could be overlooked. But here they are, taken straight from the King James Version of the Bible:

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.

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.

Job 39:9-12

Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?

Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?

Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? or wilt thou leave thy labour to him?

Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn?

Cover Image via LDS Living.


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