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  1. Joel,

    As usual, you misrepresent the truth of the matter. The Ark Encounter will not have fanatsy unicorns; though a wild ox is one possible candidate for the Biblical unicorn, there is another possible interpretation of re’em as a rhinoceros. Of course, your intent was not to inform but to mock, so I understand why you might not have felt the need to be completely forthcoming to your readers. Might I suggest in the future that you actually take the trouble to discover what your opponents profess to believe BEFORE you bother to disagree with them?

    Oh, and try building people’s faith in the Bible rather than constantly trying to get folks to doubt it, merely to impress your liberal Bible-doubting friends,eh?

    Rev Tony Breeden
    http://DefendingGenesis.org

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    1. I didn’t say fantasy unicorns. You did. And no, actually the wild ox is the actual word. Build their faith in what? Lies? Superstition? Bad interpretation like your liberal, eisegesis teaches you to do? Your idol represents a liberal trend in Christianity that is seeking to undermine the faith of many. Too bad you guys read the bible like you do these posts… Blind by your one reason.

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      1. Joel,
        You’re wasting your breathe (or I guess energy in this case). Any time someone responds to you by making a distinction between real unicorns and fantasy unicorns, you can rest assured the conversation is going nowhere … and fast

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    2. BTW a point of the post was to highlight the lack of biblical scholarship which is going into th Ark Park. Snce morn translations have updated the translation to reflect more accurate scholarship, all one has to do is to say that the Ark Park will have wild oxen, since the Text actually doesn’t say unicorns. Of course, since the Ark Park YEC doesn’t actually read or use the text, modern translations or modern scholarship…. I bet they didn’t know that no bible except the KJV uses unicorn anymore.

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    3. Btw, I can read Hebrew, and no, rhinoceros is , I repeat is , a possible translation.

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        1. Well a lot in the case of Deut. 33:17, since you have horns on a animal

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          1. True, but when has a YEC ever needed anything but the KJV and his or her own reasoning?

  2. Rev Tony Buglass

    Would they have been likely to have known about rhinos? They’d have to go a long way south to find any. Given that the root r’m is originally to do with strength, I suspect the LXX Greek monokeros is more of a distraction than anything else.

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    1. Tony,
      How dare you bring historical-cultural background into understanding the meaning of a word :)

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