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Are Unicorns For Real?

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Bet never in a million years did you expect to see this post on my blog.

OK, so my wife and I were at Dairy Queen tonight scoring a little family time out of the house. During our various conversations some interesting things came up. 1) how much of a daredevil our children are, and 2) unicorns.

My position is simple. No way.

Unicorns are mythical and legendary creatures. That's it. She counters that there are stories from over thousands of years that include these creatures, including many references in the Bible itself. So as I Googled about the internet looking to settle the Christian (under $20) bet made between spouses, I came across some interesting stuff. Here's an excerpt from this site, and I'd love to read and respond to your comments to our bizarre discussion.
The Bible also offers an explanation about why the Unicorn has not been seen for so long. During the flood that engulfed the world for 40 days and 40 nights, Noah took two of each animal to safety; but Unicorns were not among them. A Jewish folk tale mentions they were originally on board but demanded so much space and attention that Noah banished them. They either drowned or managed to swim during the flood and still survive somewhere in the world or, as some believe, evolved into the narwhale.

In addition, there are seven clear references to the Unicorn in the Old Testament; although, there is now doubt about the original translations that may have erroneously named another animal as a Unicorn. The Jewish Talmud also makes many similar references to the Unicorn.

Throughout history, the church has interpreted the Unicom in a number of different ways. In medieval times, it became a symbol of Christ himself, and its horn was symbolic of the unity of Christ and God. Some medieval paintings show the Trinity with Christ represented by a Unicom. On the other hand, the Unicom also appears as a symbol of evil in the book of Isaiah. Overall, however, the Unicom has come to be regarded as a pure and virtuous animal.

Regardless of the place of the Unicom in Biblical theory, it is evident that there was a strong belief in the animal's existence in Biblical times, as well as in the following centuries. After all, it appears so often in the Old Testament that it can hardly be overlooked in the Christian world. The fact that it appears in the Bible meant that no devout Christian could doubt its authenticity.
JG

posted by Joshua Griffin @ 10:26 PM |

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6 Comments:

At 8/30/2006, Blogger .justin said...

you know what else is real?

snipes.

and "chickenweighs".

what's a "chickenweigh" you ask?

2-3 lbs.

 
At 8/30/2006, Blogger John10 said...

Well I dont know about unicorns. (Where are the bible references to them?).

But I certainly believe that animals existed that have since died off. For example the behemoth and leviathan in Job 40 and 41. I certainly dont think they sound like hippo's and croc's like some claim. One sounds suspiciously like a dragon.

So maybe, but I know I don't believe:
1) That Noah left them off the ark, because they were large and annoying
2) That they evolved into norwhales.

 
At 8/30/2006, Blogger Alli Hibb said...

I've always heard unicorns explained through a song. That Noah kept calling for them, but they kept playing...they love to play, those unicorns...and thus they were drowned in the flood.

But, if you found all of this about unicorns, can you find bigfoot in the old testament? or nessy?

 
At 8/31/2006, Blogger Dennis said...

Next on "Google Searches that Lead Here"...Biblical Unicorns

 
At 8/31/2006, Blogger clave said...

Don't believe everything you read on the internet.

 
At 8/31/2006, Blogger Joshua Griffin said...

Touche. Why did I know there would be a lot of comments on this one? JG

 

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