horn of salvation


horn of salvation
A horn is a sign of power (Deut. 33:17)—literally of an ox (Num. 23:22) or metaphorically of a people (1 Kgs. 22:11). In Dan. 7:8 the horns refer metaphorically to kings. So the ‘horn of salvation’ (Ps. 18:2) indicates the saving power of the king. The four horns on the corners of altars (Exod. 27:2) afforded sanctuary to a fugitive who clung to them. The horn of salvation in Luke 1:69 (NRSV marg., AV) denotes royal saving power, now belonging to the Messiah.

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  • Horn —    Trumpets were at first horns perforated at the tip, used for various purposes (Josh. 6:4, 5).    Flasks or vessels were made of horn (1 Sam. 16:1, 13; 1 Kings 1:39).    But the word is used also metaphorically to denote the projecting corners… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • horn — hornish, adj. hornless, adj. hornlessness, n. hornlike, adj. /hawrn/, n. 1. one of the bony, permanent, hollow paired growths, often curved and pointed, that project from the upper part of the head of certain ungulate mammals, as cattle, sheep,… …   Universalium

  • horn — [[t]hɔrn[/t]] n. 1) zool. one of the hard, keratinous, permanent, hollow, and usu. paired growths projecting from the head of certain ungulates, esp. bovids 2) zool. a similar growth, sometimes of compacted hair, as the median horn on a… …   From formal English to slang

  • horn — /hɔn / (say hawn) noun 1. a hard, projected, often curved and pointed, hollow and permanent growth (usually one of a pair, a right and a left) on the head of certain mammals, as cattle, sheep, goats, antelopes, etc. (true horn). 2. each of the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Salvation is Created — is a choral work composed by Pavel Tchesnokov in 1912. It was one of the very last sacred works he composed before he was forced to turn to secular arts by the oppressive Soviet Union. Although he never heard his own composition performed, his… …   Wikipedia

  • Horn — (h[^o]rn), n. [AS. horn; akin to D. horen, hoorn, G., Icel., Sw., & Dan. horn, Goth. ha[ u]rn, W., Gael., & Ir. corn, L. cornu, Gr. ke ras, and perh. also to E. cheer, cranium, cerebral; cf. Skr. [,c]iras head. Cf. {Carat}, {Corn} on the foot,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Horn block — Horn Horn (h[^o]rn), n. [AS. horn; akin to D. horen, hoorn, G., Icel., Sw., & Dan. horn, Goth. ha[ u]rn, W., Gael., & Ir. corn, L. cornu, Gr. ke ras, and perh. also to E. cheer, cranium, cerebral; cf. Skr. [,c]iras head. Cf. {Carat}, {Corn} on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Horn distemper — Horn Horn (h[^o]rn), n. [AS. horn; akin to D. horen, hoorn, G., Icel., Sw., & Dan. horn, Goth. ha[ u]rn, W., Gael., & Ir. corn, L. cornu, Gr. ke ras, and perh. also to E. cheer, cranium, cerebral; cf. Skr. [,c]iras head. Cf. {Carat}, {Corn} on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Horn drum — Horn Horn (h[^o]rn), n. [AS. horn; akin to D. horen, hoorn, G., Icel., Sw., & Dan. horn, Goth. ha[ u]rn, W., Gael., & Ir. corn, L. cornu, Gr. ke ras, and perh. also to E. cheer, cranium, cerebral; cf. Skr. [,c]iras head. Cf. {Carat}, {Corn} on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Horn lead — Horn Horn (h[^o]rn), n. [AS. horn; akin to D. horen, hoorn, G., Icel., Sw., & Dan. horn, Goth. ha[ u]rn, W., Gael., & Ir. corn, L. cornu, Gr. ke ras, and perh. also to E. cheer, cranium, cerebral; cf. Skr. [,c]iras head. Cf. {Carat}, {Corn} on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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