re'em and unicorn and wild ox
Ben and Jo Crick
ben.crick at argonet.co.uk
Sat Jun 15 17:15:35 EDT 2002
On Fri 14 Jun 2002 (16:10:53), schmuel at bigfoot.com wrote:
> And any other interesting tidbits (OId Latin, DSS, whatever)
> ... (I put Septuagint in quotes because it is a loosely defined term)
I don't know why I forgot the Vulgate; but checking St Jerome's magnum opus
I find that Re:'em is rendered /rinoceros/ in Numbers 23:22, 24:8 and in Job
39:9 and 10.
However, in Psalms 29:6 [28:6 in Vulgate] and 92:11 [91:11] Jerome offers
us /filius unicornium/ and /sicut unicornis cornu/ respectively.
So even he could not make up his mind...
Revd Ben Crick BA CF, and Mrs Joanna (Goodwin) Crick
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