A A A A A
Bible Book List
Dictionary of Bible Themes – 4654 horn
4654 horn

4654 horn

The hard, pointed growth on the heads of certain animals; a projection resembling such a growth. The horns of animals were regarded as symbols of strength. In apocalyptic writings, horns may denote various powers and enemies of God. Altars were made with horn-like corner projections.

Horns of animals

See also Ge 22:13 Some species of owls have “horns” (or “tufts”): Lev 11:16; Dt 14:15
Ps 22:21; Ps 69:31

Uses of animal horns

As musical instruments Ex 19:13; Jos 6:4; 1Ch 15:28; 2Ch 15:14; Ps 81:3; Ps 98:6; Da 3:5,7,10,15; Hos 5:8

As oil containers 1Sa 16:1,13; 1Ki 1:39

Uses of imitation horns

As projections at corners of altars Ex 27:2; Ex 29:12; Ex 30:2-3,10; Ex 37:25-26; Ex 38:2; Lev 4:7,18,25,30,34; Lev 8:15; Lev 9:9; Lev 16:18; 1Ki 1:50-51; 1Ki 2:28; Ps 118:27; Jer 17:1; Eze 43:15,20; Am 3:14; Rev 9:13

As prophetic signs 1Ki 22:11 pp 2Ch 18:10

Horns as symbols of strength

Describing God’s saving power 2Sa 22:2-3 pp Ps 18:2 See also Lk 1:69

Describing human strength Dt 33:17 See also 1Sa 2:1,10; Ps 75:10; Ps 89:17,24; Ps 92:10; Ps 112:9; Ps 132:17; Ps 148:14; Jer 48:25; La 2:3,17; Eze 29:21; Eze 34:21; Mic 4:13

Symbolising the power of world rulers and enemies of God Da 7:7-25; Da 8:3-4,5-11,19-22; Zec 1:18-21; Rev 12:3-9; Rev 13:1-6,11-14; Rev 17:3-8,12-17

Symbolising the power of Jesus Christ Rev 5:6

See also

1427prophecy
1670symbols
2315Christ as Lamb
4488oil
4615bull
4681ram
5421musical instruments
5595trumpet
5954strength
6510salvation
7302altar
7304anointing

Bible Gateway Recommends

Who's Who of the Bible
Who's Who of the Bible
Retail: $14.95
Our Price: $10.99Save: $3.96 (26%)Buy now
CLC Bible Companion DVD (PDF)
CLC Bible Companion DVD (PDF)
Retail: $9.99
Our Price: $8.99Save: $1.00 (10%)Buy now
CLC Bible Companion DVD (PowerPoint)
CLC Bible Companion DVD (PowerPoint)
Retail: $9.99
Our Price: $8.99Save: $1.00 (10%)Buy now
CLC Bible Companion, Flexicover
CLC Bible Companion, Flexicover
Retail: $24.99
Our Price: $16.99Save: $8.00 (32%)Buy now