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Anointing horn
Anointing flask • Flask • Horn
Dictionaries
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Horn
horn.1 The bony projection from the head of various animals, e.g., of a ram (Gen. 22:13) or of a bull (Ps. 69:31).2 A musical instrument made from a ram’s horn (Heb. shophar); it was used in worship (e.g., 2 Chron. 15:14) as well as in war (e.g., Josh. 6:5, 13).3 The projection at each of the four
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Horn
Horn1. A container for liquids or the oil poured on those anointed to a specific task (1 Sam. 16:1, 13; 1 Kgs. 1:39); most likely made from an animal’s horn.2. A symbol of power, help, victory, or glory (Deut. 33:17; 1 Kgs. 22:11). The “horn of salvation” represents the king’s saving power (2 Sam.