The dilemma of believing in UNICORNS … or REJECTING that idea?
His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: H7214 with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth…
Will the unicorn H7214 be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?
Canst thou bind the unicorn H7214 with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?
Save me from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns. H7214
He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn. H7214
But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: H7214 I shall be anointed with fresh oil.
And the unicorns H7214 shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.
Andrew White’s “A history of the warfare of science with theology” (Volume 1, page 39), tells us about the terrible dilemma faced a German naturalist:
29 July 1635; Died: Wittenberg, Germany, 28 September 1700) German montanist & naturalist. Kirchmaie
". . . the eminent Prof Kirchmaier [Georg Casper Kirchmaier: b.1635-d.1700], at the University of Wittenberg . . . as to the phoenix, he denies its existence, not only because Noah took no such bird into the ark, but also because, as he pithily remarks, “birds come from eggs, not from ashes.” But the UNICORN he can not resign, nor will he event concede that the UNICORN [was in fact] a rhinoceros; he appeals to Job … to prove that [the Unicorn] really exists, and says, “Who would not fear to deny the existence of the Unicorn, since Holy Scripture names him with distinct praises.”
Do we not, as a modern reader, conclude that the good professor was being OVERLY SCRUPULOUS to be so devoted to written words set down by man?