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Hebrew: קָ֫רֶן —transliteration: qeren
Hebrew: שׁוֹפָ֖ר —transliteration: shophar or shofar
The word horn is also used metaphorically in referring to the projecting corners of the altar of burnt offerings (Exodus 27:2) and of the altar 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).
Symbols of dignity and power
Horns in metaphors
This word is used metaphorically for strength (Deuteronomy 33:17) and honor (Job 16:15; Lam. 2:3). Horns are emblems of power, dominion, glory, and fierceness, as they are the chief means of attack and defense with animals that are 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.).
To “lift up” the horn is to act proudly (Zechariah 1:21).
Horn of Salvation
Hill summit or mountain peak
…My well-beloved had a vineyard on a fertile hill. —Isaiah 5:1b NASB
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