Moses with horns? According to artwork seen across Europe it certainly looks like he did. In this video we explore the reason why so many artists depicted Moses with horns on his head in their artwork. We can see that part of the reason was do to differences in the translations between the Hebrew writings and the Latin Vulgate. In this video we will take a look at various translations and try to figure out why the Latin Vulgate used the translation of horns instead of rays of light. We will also try to provide an explanation as to why from other religions that may have influenced.
The Latin word that was used was cornatum which replaced the Hebrew word qaran. Cornatum means to grow horns where as the Hebrew word qaran was associated to rays of light. Perhaps there was a motive behind the mistranslation and use of the word horns instead of rays of light considering the Roman Empire wasn’t always promoting Christanity as the dominant religion. Maybe this error had more to do with the Mystery Religion that used to be practiced in Rome and adherents who still remained in more modern times.
Few people are aware that names like Michelangelo and Davinci were involved in spiritual practices that go back to Ancient Iran which at one time was known as Babylon. Michelangelo often followed the Hermetic principle of corospondence with the “As is above, so is below” theme hidden away in his artwork. Michelangelo in his teens also dissected dead bodies from a church grave yard. Is this perhaps the reason why we can see the human anatomy hidden away in many different pieces of his artwork? Find the answers to this in much more in this video on Moses with horns and see for yourself if it was a mistake or intentional that these artists depicted Moses with horns.