|Do you believe in Unicorns?
||[Oct. 27th, 2005|03:30 pm]
Are Mormons Christians?
So I was going through some translation work today as well as brushing up on some mythical legend, both hobbies of mine, when I came across an accusation claiming that unicorns are mentioned in the bible. This was a new one for me. Lo and behold I look up the passages in my trusty authorized KJV and there she is in Deu 33:17, Num 23:22, Psalms 92:10 and even good old Job 39:9.|
Now I mention this not to make fun of anyone. Truly that is not my intent in the least so please do not get me wrong. I give everyone the benefit of the doubt on this one but the question arises, when every other translation takes the Hebrew word re'em to mean wild ox why would the 'least corrupted' one opt for unicorn?
I like the KJV I really do, but I think this is a strong introductory argument to the idea that, in fact, it is not the most reliable of translations.
That being said, if there are some people out there, regardless of your faith background, that believe the KJV is rightly endorsing the existence of unicorns I would love to talk with you. Not to tear you down or anything, I just think you would be an exceptionally interesting person to get to know.