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The unicorn is generally held to be a horned member of the horse [[baramin]], however a growing number of Creation researchers are theorizing that the unicorn is actually a member of the [[triceratops|ceratopsian]] baramin. As far as some of the references of biblical unicorns mentioned in some [[Bible translations]], there is [[Bible exegesis]] that points to these unicorns being various kinds of [[rhinoceros]].<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BNsjsbJLaM Why Does the Bible Mention Unicorns?]</ref>
 
The unicorn is generally held to be a horned member of the horse [[baramin]], however a growing number of Creation researchers are theorizing that the unicorn is actually a member of the [[triceratops|ceratopsian]] baramin. As far as some of the references of biblical unicorns mentioned in some [[Bible translations]], there is [[Bible exegesis]] that points to these unicorns being various kinds of [[rhinoceros]].<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BNsjsbJLaM Why Does the Bible Mention Unicorns?]</ref>
  
The existence of unicorns has been documented from at least 3000 BC in places as far apart as China, the Indus valley and India. The Ancient Greeks and Romans also knew of unicorns as is shown in descriptions of the creature by Ctesias and [[Pliny the Younger|Pliny]]. Unicorns are mentioned in the [[King James Version|King James]] [[The Bible|Bible]] nine times<ref>http://www.christiancourier.com/articles/read/what_about_the_unicorn_and_the_satyr</ref> and have, since at least 200 AD, been a comon feature of Christian art and symbolism, often in[[Image:reem.png|Remains of hypothetical two horned ceratopsian ''re-em''|235px|left]]  [[heraldry]] where they are portrayed as having the body and head of a horse, the tail of a [[lion]], the limbs and hoofs of a stag, and a twisted horn growing from the forehead.<ref name="vinycomb">''Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art with special reference to their use in British Heraldry'', by John Vinycomb, 1907</ref> It is typically used to symbolize virtue of mind and strength of body, but has also been used as an emblem of [[Christ]] as the horn of our [[Salvation]].<ref name="vinycomb"/> In 1389 AD the German priest John of Hesse, while on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, witnessed a unicorn water-conning near Mount Sinai. In 1567 AD Vincent Le Blanc saw a unicorn at Mecca. In 1800 AD ancient primitive depictions of unicorns were found in a cave in Namaqualand, South Africa and in 1820 Major Latter of the British Army saw unicorns in Tibet.
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The existence of unicorns has been documented from at least 3000 BC in places as far apart as China, the Indus valley and India. The Ancient Greeks and Romans also knew of unicorns as is shown in descriptions of the creature by Ctesias and [[Pliny the Younger|Pliny]]. Unicorns are mentioned in the [[King James Version|King James]] [[The Bible|Bible]] nine times<ref>http://www.christiancourier.com/articles/read/what_about_the_unicorn_and_the_satyr</ref> and have, since at least 200 AD, been a comon feature of Christian art and symbolism, often in [[heraldry]] where they are portrayed as having the body and head of a horse, the tail of a [[lion]], the limbs and hoofs of a stag, and a twisted horn growing from the forehead.<ref name="vinycomb">''Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art with special reference to their use in British Heraldry'', by John Vinycomb, 1907</ref> [[Image:reem.png|Remains of hypothetical two horned ceratopsian ''re-em''|235px|left]] It is typically used to symbolize virtue of mind and strength of body, but has also been used as an emblem of [[Christ]] as the horn of our [[Salvation]].<ref name="vinycomb"/> In 1389 AD the German priest John of Hesse, while on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, witnessed a unicorn water-conning near Mount Sinai. In 1567 AD Vincent Le Blanc saw a unicorn at Mecca. In 1800 AD ancient primitive depictions of unicorns were found in a cave in Namaqualand, South Africa and in 1820 Major Latter of the British Army saw unicorns in Tibet.
  
 
==Unicorns and Secular Science==
 
==Unicorns and Secular Science==

Revision as of 08:27, 20 June 2011

Heraldic rendering of a unicorn

The Unicorn, from the Latin ūnicornis meaning "one-horned", is commonly thought to resemble a white horse with a single horn growing out of its forehead.[1] The unicorn is generally held to be a horned member of the horse baramin, however a growing number of Creation researchers are theorizing that the unicorn is actually a member of the ceratopsian baramin. As far as some of the references of biblical unicorns mentioned in some Bible translations, there is Bible exegesis that points to these unicorns being various kinds of rhinoceros.[2]

The existence of unicorns has been documented from at least 3000 BC in places as far apart as China, the Indus valley and India. The Ancient Greeks and Romans also knew of unicorns as is shown in descriptions of the creature by Ctesias and Pliny. Unicorns are mentioned in the King James Bible nine times[3] and have, since at least 200 AD, been a comon feature of Christian art and symbolism, often in heraldry where they are portrayed as having the body and head of a horse, the tail of a lion, the limbs and hoofs of a stag, and a twisted horn growing from the forehead.[4] It is typically used to symbolize virtue of mind and strength of body, but has also been used as an emblem of Christ as the horn of our Salvation.[4] In 1389 AD the German priest John of Hesse, while on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, witnessed a unicorn water-conning near Mount Sinai. In 1567 AD Vincent Le Blanc saw a unicorn at Mecca. In 1800 AD ancient primitive depictions of unicorns were found in a cave in Namaqualand, South Africa and in 1820 Major Latter of the British Army saw unicorns in Tibet.

Unicorns and Secular Science

As far as some of the references of biblical unicorns mentioned in some Bible translations, there is Bible exegesis that points to these unicorns being various kinds of rhinoceros.[5]

Secular scientists/evolutionists/atheists, who are often ignorant concerning biblical exegesis principles, commonly reject the overwhelming eyewitness testimonies and biblical truth, preferring instead to regard the unicorn as a mythical creature. Often suggesting that prevous reliable reports of unicorns were mistaken observations of other creatures, such as the single horned deer recently seen in Italy.[6] Gilberto Tozzi, director of the Center of Natural Sciences in Prato, stated the following regarding the single horned deer: "This shows that even in past times, there could have been animals with this anomaly.” Atheistic scientists also gloat over how narwhal tusks, with their distinctive spiraled shape, have often been mistaken for or advanced as unicorn horns in the past.

Liberal deceit

In 1984 the U.S. patent office granted patent number 4,429,685 to the liberal Timothy G. Zell for his development of a surgical procedure to create a "unicorn" from a horned animal.[7] The basis for the patent was "Lancelot the living unicorn" (actually a goat) bred by Timothy "Otter" Zell and his wife Morning Glory Zell.[8]

See Also

References

  1. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/unicorn
  2. Why Does the Bible Mention Unicorns?
  3. http://www.christiancourier.com/articles/read/what_about_the_unicorn_and_the_satyr
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art with special reference to their use in British Heraldry, by John Vinycomb, 1907
  5. Why Does the Bible Mention Unicorns?
  6. http://news.softpedia.com/news/039-Unicorn-039-Deer-Spotted-in-Italy-87847.shtml
  7. Patent 4,429,685 [1]
  8. Lancelot[2]