Did you know that people sometimes accuse the Bible of claiming the existence of unicorns? After all Numbers 23:22 says in KJV, "God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn."
There is a simple explanation -- and it's not that God is confused about the animals He made. The truth is we aren't sure exactly what this animal is.
A wild ox? A wild bull? A rhino? Maybe. These are the words more modern translations use to communicate about this creature that is most likely extinct.
When the King James Version was originally translated a unicorn was considered a real animal. Thus, the translators thought it was the closest match to the animal being described in Numbers (and other places). The Bible was not wrong, nor was the God who wrote it. The error was man's (even though many of those men who loved God with everything they had).
Let's start this year by assuming God is always right...and we aren't. May that truth grant us humility before God and others, and prompt us to extend grace to all around us (including ourselves).
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