Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Did Moses Have Horns?

When Moses came down from the mountain, most translations tell us his face shone. This scared the Israelites, so Moses started wearing a veil when he spoke with them. However, the word "qaran" is indeed literally used to refer to horns in the text.

(Thumbnail graphic from public domain)

[Aleksandr Sigalov:] Traditional translation is more or less correct. In this case, the word "qaran" or "horns" means "rays", so Moses's face shone out rays of light or energy. Below is the best visualization I could find. Thumbnail graphics on my friend's video is another good illustration of what was going on.

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