lost in stellar translation

The idea of the unicorn mentioned in the Bible is intriguing. Job 39:9-11 reads, in early authorized Version: Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib? Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee? Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? or wilt thou leave thy labour to him? But later versions translate it as the wild ox. Some scholars think it may refer to a rhinoceros or buffalo. Whatever the real animal was, it must have been wild, horned, and powerful!

MonocerosCC

photo credit: Wikipedia


 
 

unicorn’s horn points
to starry back of hunter
watch out, Orion!

 
 
 
 
 

I got “lost” in time and missed linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai space odyssey with this one!

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Constance Ann Morrison
    Sep 22, 2015 @ 11:46:49

    I’m impressed by your constellation poems! Have you seen today’s NASA photo? http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
    Roll over to see constellations.

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    • lynn__
      Sep 22, 2015 @ 15:30:07

      Thanks, Connie! An amazing photo of the Milky Way and several constellations…i like how star-gazing helps put life in proper perspective.

      Reply

  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Sep 22, 2015 @ 09:24:00

    If we draw constellation in such ways there will be a vivid scene up there 🙂

    Reply

  3. Victoria C. Slotto
    Sep 21, 2015 @ 18:53:05

    Smiles.

    Reply

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