But maybe this is what the OT Bible writers were referring to. It does look kind of horse like, and the verse does seem to indicate that it was too big/strong for them to subdue and turn into a plow horse/beast of burden:Job 39:9Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?
10Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?
https://www.theguardian.com/science/201 ... kazakhstan
Point is, the scientists have had to revise their date of extinction by a factor of 12. They reduced that by a whopping 320,000 years, just another 25,000 to get it into the time that Job lived. A mere 16% of the amount they just reduced it. And Job mentions other creatures that sound more like Dinosaurs than any thing that lives now:Extinct 'Siberian unicorn' may have lived alongside humans, fossil suggests
Scientists said that creature, which looked more like a rhino than a horse, went extinct 29,000 years ago instead of 350,000 after finding skull in Kazakhstan.........Scientists believed Elasmotherium sibiricum went extinct 350,000 years ago. But the discovery of a skull in the Pavlodar region of Kazakhstan provides evidence that they only died out about 29,000 years ago.......Unfortunately, despite its sizable horn, the “Siberian unicorn” looked more like a rhinoceros than the mythical creature its nickname refers to. It was about 6 feet tall, 15 feet long, and weighed about 9,000 pounds, making it more comparable to a woolly mammoth than a horse.
The foot note in many Bibles(the publishers/editors foot note, NOT the actual scripture) says "probably a hippo or elephant". But who ever would compare a hippo or elephants tail to a cedar tree? That sounds more like a dino to me.Job 40:15
“Look at Behemoth,
which I made along with you
and which feeds on grass like an ox.
What strength it has in its loins,
what power in the muscles of its belly!
Its tail sways like a cedar;
the sinews of its thighs are close-knit.
Its bones are tubes of bronze,
its limbs like rods of iron.
But, is it possible that something that some one might have called Unicorns lived at the same time as humans, as the bible seems to indicate?
(copy from other thread)So it would seem they have been off on their extinction date by a factor of 12. That raises the question of: could they be off by even more than that, maybe a lot more? We now know that their knowledge of past events related to when this creature last lived was nothing more than wild guessing. I wonder if anything like that could possibly apply to T. Rex, who even though ( so they say) the last one lived about 70 million years ago, they have still been able to find red blood cells and collagen in the remains right here in Montana? Maybe T. Rex actually lived at some date closer to us than 70 million years? Or maybe it's really hard to know.