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@Susan has now provided a solid answer based on the Hebrew usages of the word for "horn," so there is no need no repeat that information. The general picture is that horns symbolize strength and power. In this answer I will offer some excerpts from the theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), covering his symbolic and spiritual interpretation ...


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This is an interesting topic; there has been quite a bit written about it. A Hebrew Lexicon is a good place to start and will give you a basic idea of the range of meanings.1 The term is קרן , qeren. The lexicon is a little difficult to read, so I have reproduced a portion of it here with liberal excerpting, clarifying, expansion of abbreviations, etc. Words ...


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In John 21:15-17, Jesus asks Peter three times whether he loves him. John Carroll explains in The Existential Jesus, pages 144-5, that this is Peter's final humiliation. Jesus addressed him each time theatrically as “Simon, son of Jonah”, not as Peter, the name always previously used by Jesus, as if to humiliate Peter in front of the other disciples. The ...



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