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Horn. The word "horn" is often used to signify power and honor. Of strength, the horn of the unicorn, R. V. "wild ox," was the most frequent representative. Deuteronomy 33:17, etc., but not always; comp. 1 Kings 22:11, where probably horns of iron, worn defiantly and symbolically on the head, are intended. Among the Druses upon Mount Lebanon the married women wear silver horns on their heads. In the sense of honor, as "my horn," Job 16:15; "all the horn of Israel," Lamentations 2:3—and hence for the supreme authority. It also stands for honor or power, whence it comes to mean king, kingdom. Daniel 8:3, etc.; Zechariah 1:18. It was also a symbol of victory. 1 Kings 22:11; Revelation 5:6.


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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Horn'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/rpd/h/horn.html. 1893.

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