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Smith's Bible DictionaryHorn
The word "horn" is often used metaphorically to signify strength and honor, because horns are the chief weapons and ornaments of the animals which possess them; hence they are also used as a type of victory. Of strength the horn of the unicorn was the most frequent representative, (33:17) etc., but not always; comp. (1 Kings 22:11) where probably horns of iron, worn defiantly and symbolically on the head, are intended. Among the Druses upon Mount Lebanon the married women wear silver horns on their heads. In the sense of honor, the word horn stands for the abstract "my horn," (Job 16:16) "all the horn of Israel," (1 Samuel 2:3) and so for the supreme authority. It also stands for the concrete , whence it comes to mean king, kingdom. (Daniel 8:2) etc.; Zech 1:18 Out of either or both of these last two metaphors sprang the idea of representing gods with horns.
ATS Bible DictionaryHorn
Of animals were used as drinking vessels, and to hold ointments, perfumes, etc., 1 Samuel 16:1 1 Kings 1:39. The "horns of the altar" were its four corners and elevation on them, Exodus 27:2 30:2. See ALTAR.
The principal defense and ornament of many beasts are in their horns; and hence the horn is often a symbol of strength, honor, and dominion. The Lord exalted the horn of David, and of his people; he breaketh the horn of salvation, and of defiling the horn in the dust, De 33:17 1 Samuel 2:1,10 Job 16:15 Psalm 75:10 Daniel 7:20-24 Luke 1:69. There may be an allusion in these passages to a very common part of the female dress in some parts of the East. The married women among the Druses of mount Lebanon still wear on their heads silver horns, as in the accompanying cut; the other head is that of an Abyssinian chief.
Easton's Bible DictionaryTrumpets were at first horns perforated at the tip, used for various purposes (Joshua 6:4, 5).
But the word is used also metaphorically to denote the projecting corners of the altar of burnt offerings (Exodus 27:2) and of incense (30:2). The horns of the altar of burnt offerings were to be smeared with the blood of the slain bullock (29:12; Leviticus 4:7-18). The criminal, when his crime was accidental, found an asylum by laying hold of the horns of the altar (1 Kings 1:50; 2:28).
The word also denotes the peak or summit of a hill (Isaiah 5:1, where the word "hill" is the rendering of the same Hebrew word).
This word is used metaphorically also for strength (Deuteronomy 33:17) and honour (Job 16:15; Lamentations 2:3). Horns are emblems of power, dominion, glory, and fierceness, as they are the chief means of attack and defence with the animals endowed with them (Dan. 8:5, 9; 1 Samuel 2:1; 16:1, 13; 1 Kings 1:39; 22:11; Joshua 6:4, 5; Psalm 75:5, 10; 132:17; Luke 1:69, etc.). The expression "horn of salvation," applied to Christ, means a salvation of strength, or a strong Saviour (Luke 1:69). To have the horn "exalted" denotes prosperity and triumph (Psalm 89:17, 24). To "lift up" the horn is to act proudly (Zechariah 1:21).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) A hard, projecting, and usually pointed organ, growing upon the heads of certain animals, esp. of the ruminants, as cattle, goats, and the like. The hollow horns of the Ox family consist externally of true horn, and are never shed.
2. (n.) The antler of a deer, which is of bone throughout, and annually shed and renewed.
3. (n.) Any natural projection or excrescence from an animal, resembling or thought to resemble a horn in substance or form; esp.: (a) A projection from the beak of a bird, as in the hornbill. (b) A tuft of feathers on the head of a bird, as in the horned owl. (c) A hornlike projection from the head or thorax of an insect, or the head of a reptile, or fish. (d) A sharp spine in front of the fins of a fish, as in the horned pout.
4. (n.) An incurved, tapering and pointed appendage found in the flowers of the milkweed (Asclepias).
5. (n.) Something made of a horn, or in resemblance of a horn
6. (n.) A wind instrument of music; originally, one made of a horn (of an ox or a ram); now applied to various elaborately wrought instruments of brass or other metal, resembling a horn in shape.
7. (n.) A drinking cup, or beaker, as having been originally made of the horns of cattle.
8. (n.) The cornucopia, or horn of plenty.
9. (n.) A vessel made of a horn; esp., one designed for containing powder; anciently, a small vessel for carrying liquids.
10. (n.) The pointed beak of an anvil.
11. (n.) The high pommel of a saddle; also, either of the projections on a lady's saddle for supporting the leg.
12. (n.) The Ionic volute.
13. (n.) The outer end of a crosstree; also, one of the projections forming the jaws of a gaff, boom, etc.
14. (n.) A curved projection on the fore part of a plane.
15. (n.) One of the projections at the four corners of the Jewish altar of burnt offering.
16. (n.) One of the curved ends of a crescent; esp., an extremity or cusp of the moon when crescent-shaped.
17. (n.) The curving extremity of the wing of an army or of a squadron drawn up in a crescent like form.
18. (n.) The tough, fibrous material of which true horns are composed, being, in the Ox family, chiefly albuminous, with some phosphate of lime; also, any similar substance, as that which forms the hoof crust of horses, sheep, and cattle; as, a spoon of horn.
19. (n.) A symbol of strength, power, glory, exaltation, or pride.
20. (n.) An emblem of a cuckold; -- used chiefly in the plural.
21. (v. t.) To furnish with horns; to give the shape of a horn to.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaHORN
horn (Hebrew and Aramaic qeren; keras; for the "ram's horn" (yobhel) of Joshua 6 see MUSIC, and for the "inkhorn" of Ezekiel 9 (qeceth) see separate article):
Greek2768. keras -- a horn
... a horn. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: keras Phonetic Spelling:
(ker'-as) Short Definition: a horn Definition: (a) a horn, (b) a horn-like ...
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2762. keraia -- a little horn
Strong's Hebrew7162. qeren -- a horn
... 7161, 7162. qeren. 7163 . a horn. Transliteration: qeren Phonetic Spelling:
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3104. yobel -- a ram, ram's horn (a wind instrument)
7161. qeren -- a horn
7782. shophar -- a horn (for blowing)
7163a. Qeren Happuk -- "horn of antimony," a daughter of Job
7163. qeren hap-puwk -- "horn of antimony," a daughter of Job
8629. teqa -- blast (of a horn)
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ThesaurusHorn (108 Occurrences)
... Flasks or vessels were made of horn (1 Samuel 16:1, 13; 1 Kings 1:39). ... To have the
horn "exalted" denotes prosperity and triumph (Psalm 89:17, 24). ...
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Blast-horn (1 Occurrence)
Ink-horn (3 Occurrences)
War-horn (3 Occurrences)
Boasts (18 Occurrences)
Inkhorn (4 Occurrences)
Sounded (66 Occurrences)
Notable (7 Occurrences)
Uttering (10 Occurrences)
Lute (13 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceHorn (108 Occurrences)
Matthew 24:31 And he will send out his angels with a great sound of a horn, and they will get his saints together from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Luke 1:69 and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David
1 Corinthians 15:52 In a second, in the shutting of an eye, at the sound of the last horn: for at that sound the dead will come again, free for ever from the power of death, and we will be changed.
1 Thessalonians 4:16 Because the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a word of authority, with the voice of the chief angel, with the sound of a horn: and the dead in Christ will come to life first;
Hebrews 12:19 And to the sound of a horn, and the voice of words, the hearers of which made request that not a word more might be said to them:
Revelation 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and a great voice at my back, as of a horn, came to my ears,
Revelation 4:1 After these things I saw a door open in heaven, and the first voice came to my ears, like the sound of a horn, saying, Come up here, and I will make clear to you the things which are to come.
Revelation 9:14 Saying to the sixth angel who had the horn, Make free the four angels who are chained at the great river Euphrates.
Revelation 10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when the sound of his horn is about to come, then will the secret of God be complete, of which he gave the good news to his servants the prophets.
Exodus 19:13 He is not to be touched by a hand, but is to be stoned or have an arrow put through him; man or beast, he is to be put to death: at the long sounding of a horn they may come up to the mountain.
Exodus 19:19 And when the sound of the horn became louder and louder, Moses' words were answered by the voice of God.
Exodus 20:18 And all the people were watching the thunderings and the flames and the sound of the horn and the mountain smoking; and when they saw it, they kept far off, shaking with fear.
Exodus 21:29 But if the ox were wont to push with his horn in time past, and it hath been testified to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, but that he hath killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to death.
Leviticus 11:3 You may have as food any beast which has a division in the horn of its foot, and whose food comes back into its mouth to be crushed again.
Leviticus 11:4 But, at the same time, of those beasts, you may not take for food the camel, because its food comes back but the horn of its foot is not parted in two; it is unclean to you.
Leviticus 11:6 And the hare, because the horn of its foot is not parted in two, is unclean to you.
Leviticus 11:7 And the pig is unclean to you, because though the horn of its foot is parted, its food does not come back.
Leviticus 11:26 Every beast, in the horn of whose foot there is not a complete division, and whose food does not come back, is unclean to you: anyone touching one of these will be unclean.
Leviticus 25:9 Then let the loud horn be sounded far and wide on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the day of taking away sin let the horn be sounded through all your land.
Numbers 10:7 But when all the people are to come together, the horn is to be sounded but not loudly.
Numbers 10:9 And if you go to war in your land against any who do you wrong, then let the loud note of the horn be sounded; and the Lord your God will keep you in mind and give you salvation from those who are against you.
Numbers 29:1 In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, let there be a holy meeting; on it you may do no field-work; let the day be marked by the blowing of horns;
Deuteronomy 14:6 Any beast which has a division in the horn of its foot and whose food comes back into its mouth to be crushed again, may be used for food.
Deuteronomy 14:7 But even among these, there are some which may not be used for food: such as the camel, the hare, and the coney, which are unclean to you, because, though their food comes back, the horn of their feet is not parted in two.
Deuteronomy 14:8 And the pig is unclean to you, because though it has a division in the horn of its foot, its food does not come back; their flesh may not be used for food or their dead bodies touched by you.
Joshua 6:5 It shall be that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall go up every man straight before him."
Joshua 6:20 So the people shouted, and the priests blew with the horns. And it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the horn, that the people shouted with a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.
Judges 3:27 And when he came there, he had a horn sounded in the hill-country of Ephraim, and all the children of Israel went down with him from the hill-country, and he at their head.
Judges 6:34 But the spirit of the Lord came on Gideon; and at the sound of his horn all Abiezer came together after him.
Judges 7:16 And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put into the hands of all of them horns, and empty pitchers, with torches within the pitchers.
Judges 7:18 At the sound of my horn, and the horns of those who are with me, let your horns be sounded all round the tents, and say, For the Lord and for Gideon.
1 Samuel 2:1 Hannah prayed, and said: "My heart exults in Yahweh! My horn is exalted in Yahweh. My mouth is enlarged over my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation.
1 Samuel 2:10 Those who strive with Yahweh shall be broken to pieces. He will thunder against them in the sky. "Yahweh will judge the ends of the earth. He will give strength to his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed."
1 Samuel 13:3 And Jonathan made an attack on the armed force of the Philistines stationed at Gibeah; and news was given to the Philistines that the Hebrews were turned against them. And Saul had a horn sounded through all the land,
1 Samuel 16:1 Yahweh said to Samuel, "How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go. I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite; for I have provided a king for myself among his sons."
1 Samuel 16:13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brothers: and the Spirit of Yahweh came mightily on David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.
2 Samuel 2:28 So Joab had a horn sounded, and all the people came to a stop, and gave up going after Israel and fighting them.
2 Samuel 6:15 So David and all the men of Israel took up the ark of the Lord with cries of joy and sounding of horns.
2 Samuel 15:10 But Absalom at the same time sent watchers through all the tribes of Israel to say, At the sound of the horn you are to say, Absalom is king in Hebron.
2 Samuel 18:16 And Joab had the horn sounded, and the people came back from going after Israel, for Joab kept them back.
2 Samuel 22:3 God, my rock, in him I will take refuge; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge. My savior, you save me from violence.
1 Kings 1:34 And there let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet put the holy oil on him to make him king over Israel; and sounding the horn say, Long life to King Solomon!
1 Kings 1:39 Zadok the priest took the horn of oil out of the Tent, and anointed Solomon. They blew the trumpet; and all the people said, "Long live king Solomon!"
1 Kings 1:41 And it came to the ears of Adonijah and all the guests who were with him, when their meal was ended. And Joab, hearing the sound of the horn, said, What is the reason of this noise as if the town was worked up?
2 Kings 9:13 Then straight away everyone took his robe and put it under him on the top of the steps, and, sounding the horn, they said, Jehu is king.
1 Chronicles 15:28 So all Israel took up the ark of the agreement of the Lord, with loud cries and with horns and brass and corded instruments sounding loudly.
1 Chronicles 25:5 All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn. God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.
Nehemiah 4:18 Every builder was working with his sword at his side. And by my side was a man for sounding the horn.
Nehemiah 4:20 Wherever you may be when the horn is sounded, come here to us; our God will be fighting for us.
Job 16:15 I have sewed sackcloth on my skin, and have thrust my horn in the dust.
Job 39:24 Shaking with passion, he is biting the earth; he is not able to keep quiet at the sound of the horn;
Job 39:25 As oft as the trumpet'soundeth he saith, Aha! And he smelleth the battle afar off, The thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
Psalms 18:2 Yahweh is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower.
Psalms 47:5 God has gone up with a glad cry, the Lord with the sound of the horn.
Psalms 75:4 I said to the arrogant, "Don't boast!" I said to the wicked, "Don't lift up the horn.
Psalms 75:5 Don't lift up your horn on high. Don't speak with a stiff neck."
Psalms 81:3 Let the horn be sounded in the time of the new moon, at the full moon, on our holy feast-day:
Psalms 89:17 For you are the glory of their strength. In your favor, our horn will be exalted.
Psalms 89:24 But my faithfulness and my loving kindness will be with him. In my name, his horn will be exalted.
Psalms 92:10 But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox. I am anointed with fresh oil.
Psalms 98:6 With trumpets and sound of the ram's horn, make a joyful noise before the King, Yahweh.
Psalms 112:9 He has dispersed, he has given to the poor. His righteousness endures forever. His horn will be exalted with honor.
Psalms 132:17 There I will make the horn of David to bud. I have ordained a lamp for my anointed.
Psalms 148:14 He has lifted up the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near to him. Praise Yah!
Psalms 150:3 Give him praise with the sound of the horn: give him praise with corded instruments of music.
Isaiah 18:3 All you peoples of the world, and you who are living on the earth, when a flag is lifted up on the mountains, give attention; and when the horn is sounded, give ear.
Isaiah 27:13 And it will be in that day that a great horn will be sounded; and those who were wandering in the land of Assyria, and those who had been sent away into the land of Egypt, will come; and they will give worship to the Lord in the holy mountain at Jerusalem.
Isaiah 58:1 Make a loud cry, do not be quiet, let your voice be sounding like a horn, and make clear to my people their evil doings, and to the family of Jacob their sins.
Jeremiah 4:5 Say openly in Judah, give it out in Jerusalem, and say, Let the horn be sounded in the land: crying out in a loud voice, Come together, and let us go into the walled towns.
Jeremiah 4:19 My soul, my soul! I am pained to my inmost heart; my heart is troubled in me; I am not able to be quiet, because the sound of the horn, the note of war, has come to my ears.
Jeremiah 4:21 How long will I go on seeing the flag and hearing the sound of the war-horn?
Jeremiah 6:1 Go in flight out of Jerusalem, so that you may be safe, you children of Benjamin, and let the horn be sounded in Tekoa, and the flag be lifted up on Beth-haccherem: for evil is looking out from the north, and a great destruction.
Jeremiah 6:17 And I put watchmen over you, saying, Give attention to the sound of the horn; but they said, We will not give attention.
Jeremiah 42:14 Saying, No, but we will go into the land of Egypt, where we will not see war, or be hearing the sound of the horn, or be in need of food; there we will make our living-place;
Jeremiah 48:25 The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken, says Yahweh.
Jeremiah 51:27 Let a flag be lifted up in the land, let the horn be sounded among the nations, make the nations ready against her; get the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz together against her, make ready a scribe against her; let the horses come up against her like massed locusts.
Lamentations 2:3 He has cut off in fierce anger all the horn of Israel; He has drawn back his right hand from before the enemy: He has burned up Jacob like a flaming fire, which devours all around.
Lamentations 2:17 Yahweh has done that which he purposed; he has fulfilled his word that he commanded in the days of old; He has thrown down, and has not pitied: He has caused the enemy to rejoice over you; he has exalted the horn of your adversaries.
Ezekiel 7:14 They have blown the trumpet, and have made all ready; but none goeth to the battle; for my wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.
Ezekiel 29:21 In that day will I cause a horn to bud forth to the house of Israel, and I will give you the opening of the mouth in the midst of them; and they shall know that I am Yahweh.
Ezekiel 33:3 If, when he sees the sword coming on the land, by sounding the horn he gives the people news of their danger;
Ezekiel 33:4 Then anyone who, hearing the sound of the horn, does not take note of it, will himself be responsible for his death, if the sword comes and takes him away.
Ezekiel 33:5 On hearing the sound of the horn, he did not take note; his blood will be on him; for if he had taken note his life would have been safe.
Ezekiel 33:6 But if the watchman sees the sword coming, and does not give a note on the horn, and the people have no word of the danger, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them; he will be taken away in his sin, but I will make the watchman responsible for his blood.
Daniel 3:5 that whenever you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe, and all kinds of music, you fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king has set up;
Daniel 3:7 Therefore at that time, when all the peoples heard the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe, and all kinds of music, all the peoples, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshiped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
Daniel 3:10 You, O king, have made a decree, that every man that shall hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe, and all kinds of music, shall fall down and worship the golden image;
Daniel 3:15 Now if you are ready whenever you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe, and all kinds of music to fall down and worship the image which I have made, well : but if you don't worship, you shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that god that shall deliver you out of my hands?
Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and behold, there came up among them another horn, a little one, before which three of the first horns were plucked up by the roots: and behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking great things.
Daniel 7:11 I saw at that time because of the voice of the great words which the horn spoke; I saw even until the animal was slain, and its body destroyed, and it was given to be burned with fire.
Daniel 7:20 and concerning the ten horns that were on its head, and the other horn which came up, and before which three fell, even that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spoke great things, whose look was more stout than its fellows.
Daniel 7:21 I saw, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;
Daniel 8:5 As I was considering, behold, a male goat came from the west over the surface of the whole earth, and didn't touch the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.
Daniel 8:8 The male goat magnified himself exceedingly: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and instead of it there came up four notable horns toward the four winds of the sky.
Daniel 8:9 Out of one of them came forth a little horn, which grew exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the glorious land.
Daniel 8:12 The army was given over to it together with the continual burnt offering through disobedience; and it cast down truth to the ground, and it did its pleasure
Daniel 8:21 The rough male goat is the king of Greece: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.
Daniel 8:22 As for that which was broken, in the place where four stood up, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not with his power.
Hosea 5:8 Let the horn be sounded in Gibeah and in Ramah; give a loud cry in Beth-aven, They are after you, O Benjamin.
Hosea 8:1 Put the horn to your mouth. He comes like an eagle against the house of the Lord; because they have gone against my agreement, they have not kept my law.
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