Why did Moses have horns?

This goes back to a mistranslation of Exodus 34:29-35 by Jerome, the translator of the Vulgate, the most influential and widely used translation of the Bible until at least the Reformation. There, Moses is described as having “rays of skin on his face” which Jerome translated as “horns” (the Hebrew word keren can mean both). See for example Rembrandt’s Moses:


One response to “Why did Moses have horns?

  1. Jerome messed up the Christian documents also. Jerome was so upset to see Junia, a women, called an apostle that he changed her name to Julius.

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